Sustainable Agriculture in Detroit and at the UM Campus Farm
Alex Bryan will talk about his 4-acre urban farm, Food Field, in Detroit, and Jeremy Moghtader will talk about the Campus Farm at UM.
UMSFP Manager, The University of Michigan
Alex is a graduate from University of Michigan, and has served on several nonprofit boards including Michigan Food and Farming Systems (MIFFS) and the National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). His most recent work was with the Greater Lansing Food Bank, where he was the Director of Agricultural Programs. In his role with the Food Bank, Alex was responsible for resources and support for over 130 gardens and 800 gardeners, as well as community development, business development and leadership training. Previous experience also includes co-owning an urban farm in Detroit, being a volunteer coordinator, serving as a member of Americorps, and working in a Tapas restaurant focusing on fresh and seasonal foods.
Campus Farm Manager, The University of Michigan
Jeremy received his M.S. in Resource Ecology and Management from U-M’s School of Natural Resources and Environment in 2004 and his B.S. in Economics also from U-M. He recently served as the Director of Programs at the Michigan State University Student Organic Farm where he worked in varying capacities since 2004. Jeremy has also provided leadership over the past decade in a number of non-profit food systems including, the Food System Partnership (FSEP), The Agrarian Adventure, Tilian Farm Development Center, the SEEDS Residency Farm (Traverse City), and Slow Food Huron Valley.