Field & Fork Campus Food Program, with Program Coordinator Dina Liebowitz
The Field & Fork Campus Food Program at the University of Florida focuses on sustainable agriculture and food systems. It provides students, faculty, staff, and visitors the chance to engage in a community of collaboration and experiential learning.
Field & Fork consists of five primary areas: Ethnoecology Garden, Production and Teaching space, Native Pollinator Garden, International Forest Garden, and Research Plots.
Dina Liebowitz is the new coordinator of the Field & Fork program, and she has had great experiences in this program and others. She did her PhD in Interdisciplinary Ecology at the University of Florida in 2013.
Dina helps organize and develop the various components of Field & Fork, including the volunteer and intern programs, course engagement on the farm, nutrition initiatives, interdisciplinary research efforts, and community outreach.
Dina worked in different organizations and gained knowledge and experiences which made her as who she is today at her job working with Field & Fork.
Dina’s dream is to continue to grow the program, so it can engage even more people with Field & Fork, and extend the work into more interdisciplinary fields.
There is appreciation from people who have volunteered at Field & Fork since they have the opportunity to see the whole process of the food system, from sowing till the harvest of fruits, and that is part of what makes Field & Fork unique and special to many people.
Within only three years, Field & Fork has developed a great reputation.
After participating in this great program, I noticed it could use even more people to help in order to make it develop and extend. In only three years, they have been working as much as they can and show much progress. Researchers also can participate in this program by conducting important research studies which may open the door to more future studies.
The Field & Fork, a program at the University of Florida, is about sustainable agriculture and food systems. It provides students, faculty, staff, and even visitors the chance to engage in a community of collaboration and experiential learning.
Jasser a Ph.D student – Agricultural Education and Communication,
Leadership Development at the University of Florida.