Thursday, March 21, 2013

Fresh off the farm; Meet The SAPatistas!!

Hi everyone!  Happy back from Spring Break!

I want to introduce you to a new student group!  I have had the pleasure of working with some of the folks from this group and I think they will be amazing partners!

  Photos from the UMD farm last summer.

Here they are in their own words...

Students currently employed by The Sustainable Agriculture Project (Also known as SAP) have formed a new student group, the SAPatistas.  The Sustainable Agriculture Project was created in 2009 to institute education, research, and community engagement around local food systems and food security in the western Lake Superior region.  Many of these incentives are accomplished through work at the UMD Farm and Orchard sites.  As student workers, the SAPatistas have all had the opportunity to be a part of accomplishing this mission.  Of course, there is still work to be done. 

The SAPatistas want to put their fresh veggies where their mouth is and work towards raising food awareness here on-campus. We know that healthy food doesn’t have to break your bank.  We believe that our classmates should have access to healthier choices.  Basically, we want to give students options that make tying their shoe seem like a challenge.   To do this, we want your help!  The SAPatistas are students with different majors, skill sets and passions.  To join, you don’t need any experience with food or farming, you just have to be a fan of Brussels’ sprouts (kidding).  The SAPatistas invite you to bring whatever you have to our table.        

If you’ve been curious about SAP, this is the perfect way to get a taste.  If you want to experience what it’s like to really be in touch with your food, get your hands dirty or partake in creating better food options for our student body.  
Spread the word. Join the movement!!

Contact info and updates can be found on the SAPatistas facebook page
Also check out SAP @:
Facebook: UMD Sustainable Agriculture Project

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