Feeding the City: A Research Project on Local, Sustainable Food Production and the Environment

“Feeding the City”

A Research Project on Local, Sustainable Food Production and the Environment

GEOS 24711

  • Students sought for a reading and research internship program to gather data on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions at Chicago-area farms
  • Mandatory one year commitment:

Winter and Spring 2010: reading and research on environmental impact of food production, locally and nationally

Summer 2010: farm internship and data collection on farm

Autumn 2010: analysis of data collected on-farm

  • Summer stipend for farm internship with some opportunity for additional employment during school year
  • Up to two quarters of credit given over the three quarters of participation in the program
  • Satisfies the Environmental Studies field study major degree requirement
  • Both rural and urban farming systems involved in the study
  • Opportunity to develop thesis stemming from participation in the project
  • Graduate student participation welcomed

Interested?  Please send (1) your resume, and (2) a page or less (double-spaced) describing your background and your interest in the program to:

Esther Bowen, Assistant Program Coordinator • eebowen@uchicago.edu

Please send materials ASAP for participation beginning Winter Quarter 2010. Decisions made as materials received. Please feel free to email with any questions about the program, or to discuss schedule flexibility issues.

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