Sami Bierman
Cultivating Inclusion
Mentor: Dr. Maï Yasué
After pursuing the question “How do we reconnect?” I have found a unique place within food systems that allows community members to forge meaningful social relationships with one another and connect to the food they are producing and consuming. I use interdisciplinary inquiry and a mixed-methods approach to examine the importance of incorporating justice within food systems. By using a case-study of a vertical hydroponic farm in Wyoming, my research demonstrates the potential of local food systems to provide inclusive employment to marginalized populations. Specifically, I highlight the benefits of employing people with disabilities within local, alternative food movements.

Quest University Canada is suspending regular academic programming following
completion of the current academic year in April 2023.

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