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Presented By: Rackham Graduate School

Food Grown by Students for Students: Trip to Campus Farm

The University of Michigan Campus Farm at Matthaei Botanical Gardens is an authentic living-learning laboratory available to all students at the University of Michigan. The Campus Farm provides 21st-century leadership development, education, and research opportunities. The space offers invaluable lessons related to sustainable food production for students from a wide range of disciplines who—even if they don’t go on to be farmers—will play a role in the future in food system issues including public health, the environment, education, and the economy.
In collaboration with the Rackham Professional Development DEI Certificate, we are offering a community engagement experience that includes a brief overview of food security and food justice by the Campus Farm DEI Manager; a tour of the farm, including a tour of the student-built straw bale house; and a hands-on activity in farming production.
If you’re unable to make this session and would like to volunteer at one of our work days throughout the semester contact us at
Transportation will be provided to and from the Campus Farm.
This workshop is designed for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Space is limited. For faculty and staff, please contact to see if we can accommodate your attendance.
Registration is required at
We want to ensure full and equitable participation in our events. If an accommodation would promote your full participation in this event, please follow the registration link to indicate your accommodation requirements. Please let us know as soon as possible in order to have adequate time (one week preferred) to arrange for your requested accommodation(s) or an effective alternative.

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