Engaging Food Systems in Amsterdam, New York
Supporting a local food economy that is culturally specific to the community and accessible by all
Design Connect is a multi-disciplinary student-run organization that applies community-based principles to planning and design problems facing communities throughout upstate New York. The Amsterdam Food Systems project is a continuation of a spring 2019 collaboration with Amsterdam’s Office of Community and Economic Development and Centro Civico, a Latino nonprofit organization serving Montgomery County communities. With support from this grant, the design team is developing the food system intervention that was identified in the spring semester; building educational garden beds with an eye toward placemaking and spurring conversations about local food; and researching the feasibility, funding and execution of longer-term food system projects.
Topics: Arts, Communication, Media and Design; Children, Youth, Seniors and Families; Food and Agriculture
Michael Tomlan, Department of City and Regional Planning
College of Architecture, Art and Planning
Alexandra (Sasha) Anemone
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Community partner: Centro Civico
- Community partner: Community and Economic Development, City of Amsterdam
Engaged Opportunity Grants
Supporting a wide range of community-engaged learning projects, from student leadership programs and partnership building to events and conference travel. Open to all faculty and staff.