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Agriculture, Food, and Values

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The Working Group on Agriculture, Food, and Values aims to facilitate interaction between the University and the community on issues around local and sustainable agriculture. A small core group of University and community members meets once a semester to talk about ongoing research and initiatives, while a listserv provides a way for all interested people in the area to stay up to date on Michiana sustainable agriculture.

To contact Working Group Chair:
Matt Shockey, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
1700 Mishawaka Ave.
South Bend, IN 46634
(574) 520 - 5545

Join the AFV listserv

For updates and information on sustainable agriculture and food systems in the Michiana region go to and follow the links.

Projects by Agriculture, Food and Values Working Group members:

Earth Charter Indiana

Michiana Organic Growers Cooperative
Vision: To build an environmentally sustainable food system that promotes food security, economic relocalization, and community resilience within the Michiana area and beyond.
Mission: To work with farmers to increase the supply of organically grown food and profitably market their products within the Michiana area.
Contact: Charlotte Wolfe, Prairie Winds Farm, Lakeville, IN 574-291-9943

Prairie Winds Nature Farm

Purple Porch Co-op

Sustainable Farming Internships

Unity Gardens, Inc.