Current Research Projects
Understanding the pedagogical value of campus farms
Tell us about your campus farm learning!
Researchers at Trent University are exploring how campus farms contribute to student learning. Findings from the project will contribute to discussion about how to better teach for more socially and ecologically just food systems.
If you complete the survey, you can choose to be entered into a draw for a $10 debit card.
You can find the survey here: https://trentu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9LZF2cmvmIKt566
If you have any questions about the project, you can contact Michael Classens at email@example.com
From crisis to continuity: A community response to local food systems challenges in, and beyond, the days of Covid-19
This study heard from Peterborough-area residents and food support organizations regarding the ways that residents have been accessing and engaging with food during the pandemic - and how organizations have been responding during this time to food access needs. Impacts were experienced unequally among local residents, with more severe consequences for already-marginalized populations.
Organizations began to observe increased food insecurity, housing insecurity, mental health issues, social isolation, and substance use issues among the people they serve. With limited resources and increased challenges, organizations quickly restructured their supports to safely address the most acute needs of residents while maintaining a focus on more sustainable solutions to food inequities.