The Edible Campus Initiative (ECI) is a collection of food demonstration projects on campus, illustrating our ability to produce food in marginal spaces. ECI augments our current curriculum with new partnerships and community networks through a food systems-based approach. The intent is to research and illustrate new and traditional food production methods, provide multidisciplinary learning and practical skill development opportunities to our students and the community, and engage the UNE community in local food production and sustainability.
ECI builds on infrastructures already in place, such as courses within the College of Arts and Sciences and Westbrook College of Health Professions, numerous clubs and organizations, and multiple campus food demonstration projects. ECI uniquely compliments UNE’s tagline, “Innovations for a healthier planet.”
To learn more about the Edible Campus Initiative and how you could become involved, contact the Sustainability Office.