Season 3, Episode 7

Episode 7: Opportunities for Sustainability and Justice in Agricultural science education: A Literature Review.

Season 3, Episode 6

Episode 6: Supporting Farm to School Initiatives in Vermont through the Design of a K-5 Classroom Cooking Resource
For over a decade, Christine Gall has immersed herself in the world of agriculture and food-based learning, from farming in southern Vermont to managing school gardens in Maine. Her Capstone Project captures her years of experience teaching cooking classes for elementary-aged youth with the hopes that other K-5 educators will further integrate food-based learning into their daily teaching practice.

Season 3, Episode 5

Episode 5: Cultivating Community Roots: A Toolkit for Improved Community Food System Governance for Greater Resilience and Food Security in Rural Alaska
Robbi Mixon has spent the last decade working with producers in Homer, running the local farmers market, and launching the Alaska Food Hub. She joined the Alaska Food Policy Governing Board three years ago, hoping to represent the interests of farmers and fishers on the Kenai Peninsula. In January 2020, she accepted the role of first-ever AFPC Executive Director. 

Season 3, Episode 4

Episode 4: Centering Food Systems to Support Aging Out Foster Youth

Jespen Nyblom brings the knowledge of Horticulture, Sustainability, and Sustainable Food Systems to his work serving foster youth programs in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Working with Extension programs in his region, he developed a Capstone project that advocates centering food systems in diverse approaches created to support youth aging out of the system.

Season 3, Episode 3

Episode 3: Food Systems-Centered International Development Strategies

With many years of experience working in international development, Kelley Bishop’s Capstone offers new perspectives on this work and details why he believes food system development as a leverage point strategy can work holistically to reduce poverty, address health, nutrition, human rights, animal welfare, the environment, food safety, and cultural preservation.

Season 3, Episode 2

Episode 2: Supporting Dietary Diversity in Bangladesh

Combining her experience with nutrition and oncology with her food systems volunteer work in India, for her Capstone, Andrea Rossi partnered with a small international development organization addressing the nutritional needs of school-age children in Bangladesh’s river island communities. She discusses her project and hopes for organizational-led research to become a needed bridge between the applied and the academic.

Season 3, Episode 1

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Episode 1: Seed Saving and Regional Resilience

Laurel Balog became interested in agrobiodiversity and seed sovereignty through her undergraduate studies in ecology and natural resource management. Through her graduate studies at Prescott College and in her work managing St. Lawrence University’s 100-acre Living Laboratory, understanding the significance of saved seeds in creating resilient agricultural systems became an area of research and focus. In this episode, Laurel shares her project which assesses seed saving practices in her home
region of St. Lawrence County, New York.