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Food Systems Friday Webinar Series
Be on the lookout for a pop-up webinar after the holidays!

Until then, we invite you to revisit our archive, free of charge, and enjoy over 25 episodes of this extraordinary webinar series. See links below for more information.

“Food Systems Fridays” began at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems (MSFS) program is an intentionally designed online graduate program. With most people sequestered in their homes, yet eager to learn and be connected, our faculty saw an opportunity to use our expertise to build a diverse virtual learning community. At the time, there were critical food systems issues emerging and we wanted to make sure folks were able to access information, resources, best practices, and participate in the discourse. (Remember when everyone was suddenly talking about supply chains !?)


Bringing together practitioners, advocates, community members, students, and scholars in a learning and sharing environment helped to strengthen our national food systems network and still provides excellent insights and resources today.


We invite you to choose a topic and have a listen! Feel free to share these links in your networks. Stay tuned for information in the new year!

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Webinar Series Host

Dr. Lisa Trocchia, Ph.D
Faculty and
Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems Program Coordinator

Dr. Lisa Trocchia is an interdisciplinary scholar, bringing expertise in Communication Studies, Sociology, critical theory, and the study of social networks and complex adaptive systems to her food systems perspectives. She is a sensory ethnographer and visual artist with research interests that include the performance of food, cultural foodways, and the modulation of affect embodied in food spaces. Lisa earned an M.S. in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College and holds a Ph.D. in the Social Ecology of Food from Ohio University. She is active internationally in food systems networks and food justice initiatives. In addition to her academic work, Lisa is a food system-focused social system network consultant offering support in network design, education, facilitation, and communication to develop social structures that activate equity, collaboration, and self-organizing. Dr. Lisa Trocchia uses she/her pronouns.

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Recording Archive of Previous "Food Systems Friday" Webinars

August 27, 2021 - Episode 26: "Building Ecological Skillsets for Food System Transformation" - A Series of Experiential Education Fellowships (USDA NIFA)

May 21, 2021 - Episode 25: Every Drop Counts: Agricultural Water Reuse Advances from the CONSERVE Center

April 23, 2021 - Episode 24: Food Insecurity and the Charitable Food System: Lessons Learned During COVID-19

February 12, 2021 - Episode 23: The Incredible Bean: A Culinary Workshop in Celebration of World Pulses Day

January 22, 2021 - Episode 22: Building Food Sovereignty, Access, and Community

December 4, 2020 - Episode 21: World Soils Day: Soil Management for a Sustainable Food Systems

November 20, 2020 - Episode 20: Choose Seeds and Plants to Promote Biodiversity

November 6, 2020 - Episode 19: The Role of Weight and Race Bias in Health Outcomes

October 23, 2020 - Episode 18: Growing Food and the Power of Community

October 9, 2020 - Episode 17: Addressing Poverty and the Designed Systemic Neglect of Agricultural Workers

September 25, 2020 - Episode 16: More Politics on the Menu - Registered Dietitians and Agribusiness Sponsored Education

Episode 15 Encore: Daria Toguzbaeva and Munara Muratalieva Answer Follow-up Questions from Attendees of Episode 15

September 11, 2020 - Episode 15: Colonization, Collapse, and Emerging Patterns in the Kyrgyz Food System

August 21, 2020 - Episode 14: Removing Politics from the Children's Menu

August 7, 2020 - Episode 13: Re-indigenizing Food

July 24, 2020 - Episode 12: Food is Racialized - Building Accountability for Justice

June 19, 2020 - Episode 11: Putting Sustainability Into Food and Nutrition Practice

June 5, 2020 - Episode 10: COVID-19 Adaptations and School Gardens

May 22, 2020 - Episode 9: True Cost Accounting in Post-COVID Food Policy

May 8, 2020 - Episode 8: Composting Your Garden in the Time of COVID-19

May 1, 2020 - Episode 7: Alaska Food System: COVID-19 Adaptations, Collaborations, & Resilience

April 24, 2020 - Episode 6: COVID in the Kitchen: Chefs and Culinary Education

April 17, 2020 - Episode 5: Eating Without Sustainability? How Dietary Guidelines Can Protect Our Health and the Environment

April 10, 2020 - Episode 4: Community and School Gardens in the Time of COVID-19

April 3, 2020 - Episode 3: Food Access and COVID-19 - What's Happening in Your Bioregion?

March 27, 2020 - Episode 2: What Does Home Grown Food Security Look Like? - Lessons from the Silk Road

March 20, 2020 - Episode 1: COVID-19, Resiliency and Food Security

Food Systems Friday is presented by the Master of Science in Sustainable Food Systems Program at Prescott College.