My name is Makayla. I am an undergraduate Geography and Environmental Resources major at Southern Illinois University. My research interests include sustainable agriculture, environmental resource management, sustainable development, and local food systems.
My goal this summer is to examine the local food systems of Southern Illinois, discovering what is currently available, what direction this food system will take in the future, and who is involved. I will be visiting local farms, markets, CSAs (community supported agriculture), and gardens. I will also be working with University Housing administrators through a SIUC Green-Fund supported project which aims to bring more local food to SIUC Resident Dining.