Earlier in October we had the opportunity to enjoy lunch prepared by culinary and hospitality students at Kingsborough Community College, and to tour their one-acre urban farm in Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, NY. This event, the first of the CUNY Food Talks series, was hosted in collaboration between the Farm Faculty Interest Group at KCC, the Culinary Arts program at KCC and the Center and brought together faculty and staff from across CUNY around teaching and learning about food. The Food Policy Center will be hosting a follow-up to this event later this semester.
Recently we also hosted a meeting of academic food policy researchers, faculty and students, continuing an ongoing conversation of how to best engage with and respond to the needs of our students, the communities we serve, policymakers and community partners. Participants came from City University of New York, Columbia University, New York University, and The New School. Together, we work to identify areas of collaboration across institutions throughout the city.
If you’re interested in learning more about this work and what’s happening in food policy research at CUNY or citywide, email us at [email protected].