About the Symposium

Currently in its sixth year, the Yale Food Systems Symposium is an annual interdisciplinary conference about food systems scholarship and practice. Held at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), the symposium seeks to challenge traditional understandings of environmental studies to incorporate one of the most fundamental ways humans relate to nature: through food. This year’s conference will focus on community-based approaches to food systems work. Our goal is to break-down barriers across disciplines and expand our definitions of “expertise” — including both lived and learned experience.

With panels on Local Sustainable Agriculture, Food Policy and Nutrition Politics, Lived Experience and “Knowledge Equity” in Food Systems,
Sustainable Food Supply Chains, Indigenous Foodways, Agroforestry, Food Labor Activism in New Haven, Urban Agriculture in New Haven, Environmental Impacts of Agriculture, and The Role of Restaurants in Sustainability
, we hope that participants will come away with new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities in sustainable food. Let’s meet, mingle, and build community. To attend, register here.