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Sustainable Food Initiatives

The University of Utah is committed to improving access to healthy and sustainable food on campus. Through various programs, courses and events, the Sustainability Office works with campus partners to bring food issues to the attention of the broader community.

The Sustainability Office organizes and advises student groups and programs related to sustainable food systems.  We work to support students in their efforts to participate in their local food system and provide students with resources to make conscious choices about food. Stay in-the-know by signing up for our U Food Systems newsletter. Read short- and long-term goals for sustainable food on our campus, or contact the Edible Campus Gardens Coordinator for more information.

The Edible Campus Gardens are on-campus growing spaces that allow the campus community to better understand food systems. The gardens are a positive example of alternative agriculture, and they provide a learning space for students, staff, and faculty. Our Edible Campus Garden 2040 Master Plan provides more detail on the long-term vision for the gardens. Faculty can also request to use the gardens as outdoor laboratories.

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University of Utah students holding what they harvested from the Edible Campus Garden