Department   Hiroshima shudo University  The Faculty of Human Environmental Studies
   Position   Professor
Language Japanese
Publication Date 2020/12
Type Articles
Peer Review With peer review
Title "Farm-to-College" Movement at the University of California, Santa Cruz
Contribution Type Single-Authored Publication
Journal The Japan Social Innovation Review
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Japan Society for Social Innovation
Volume, Issue, Pages 1(1),80-88頁
Number of pages 9
Author and coauthor NISHIMURA Hitoshi
Details The University of California, Santa Cruz, UCSC has a history of research and education in organic farming, rooted in the student
garden project that began in the 1960s. and Santa Cruz county is one of the biggest agricultural production area in California. On the
other hand, because of the high tuition and housing fee, increasing the number of students who are worried about the basic needs of
food and housing.
Based on these background, “Farm-to-College” project started on 2003 to reform the food situation on campus. They tried to provide
fresh ingredients which “locally produced, organic, social just” in the university cafeteria. They also created opportunities for students
to experience and learn about agriculture, food and sustainability. This paper clarifies the background and origin of this approach, the
contents of activities and the process of spreading to other universities from the perspective of social innovation.
ISSN 2435-3566