Food findings to be revealed
How much access do needy Charlottesville residents have to fresh, healthy food? Why is this important? How is access to healthy food reflected in the community's health and physical infrastructure, its food safety net, and food production?
Those are some of the questions that students at UVA in the School of Architecture's Department of Urban and Environmental Planning have attempted to answer. This is the sixth year that students in Tanya Denckla Cobb's Food Systems Planning course have presented their findings.
The semester-long projects focus on access to healthy food, challenges in food production, and food assistence programs. This year, students also studied Southwest Virginia's food system.
Want to know what they found out? Head on down to the Charlottesville Community Design Center on the east end of the Downtown Mall on May 4 from 4:30 to 6:15pm, where students will reveal their findings and hold a discussion.