Dr. Carol Giesecke will work with both undergraduate and graduate students interested in local and regional foods systems development.

As paid interns, three undergraduates will volunteer and conduct surveys at Food Banks and community food gardens in Sussex County. The students can enroll in a one credit course on food systems before they enter the field and another when they return to distill what they learned; they will give a presentation for Honors Day and the NESAWG meeting.

The undergraduate Research Methods class will be involved in data cleaning and simple analyses. In Years 4 & 5, Dr. Giesecke will connect one Family and Consumer Science Education and one Food Science graduate student with 4-H community gardening and other projects in Sussex County. This will help youth to sell and process some of the garden products using the DSU Food Incubator.