Sustainable Food Futures

STEM Engagement for the Enrichment of Diverse Students (SEEDS)

Stipends and mentoring available to support Mesa students interested in studying food security and sustainability
Project activities include:
  • Co-enroll in the interdisciplinary team-taught course "Transnational approaches to Sustainable Food Futures" at SDSU (Spring 2023)
  • Work experience opportunities to conduct undergraduate research in sustainable food and agriculture (stipends available)
  • Faculty and peer mentoring for Mesa students in all disciplines
  • Transfer bridge program to SDSU and future opportunities for international field studies

These opportunities are provided as part of a new interdisciplinary educational project focused on the significance of indigenous and immigrant food and agriculture practices on both sides of the US-Mexico border and their potential to build more equitable and sustainable food systems.

The primary goal is to attract and support undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented groups to prepare them for careers related to the food, agriculture, and natural resources systems and sciences.


PAST Events

SDSU Geography/Better Food Futures Colloquium

Hunger, Survivance, and Imaginative Futures: A Racial Analysis of the "Right to Food”

Friday, October 28
3:30pm to 4:30pm
SDSU Storm Hall 119

(free parking passes available)

In this talk I explore how the U.S. government has used agricultural, food and nutrition, and urban planning policies to deny food to communities of color.

Adam Pine, Associate Professor of Geography, University of Minnesota Duluth

Tending to Community: Poetry in the Mesa Garden
(at the TerraMesa garden on Marlesta Drive)
Tuesday, November 8 at 11:10am
See the flyer for details

Interest List

Let us know if you would like to be learn more about Sustainable Food Futures at Mesa College. Complete this interest list form.


Professor Waverly Ray,