Student resources

The Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems develops innovative ideas and solutions to the many challenges of current food systems.

Love food systems? Interested in a career in sustainable agriculture? Love to nerd out on food policy and systems change? Then a degree in sustainable food systems is right up your alley!

Within the School of Sustainability at ASU, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree, minor and certificate in sustainable food systems. Additionally, there is a master of science degree program in sustainable food systems and a graduate certificate in food policy and sustainability leadership.

Questions about these academic opportunities? Email the Swette Center team at


The field of sustainable food systems has job opportunities within the public, private, non-profit, government and academic sectors. To aid students in their search for jobs and internships, we’ve put together a list of the best networks to subscribe to and follow.


Looking to make a difference in your community and get more involved with the Phoenix local food system? Look no further. Here is a list of some great places to volunteer in and around ASU.

Campus resources

Eat sustainably at ASU

If you’re wondering where to find sustainable dining options around Tempe campus, you’ve come to the right place. Our sustainable food systems students have compiled a list of some local restaurants that feature sustainable, local ingredients.

Gardening club

The Gardens at ASU Club empowers students through education, resources, and connections to gain gardening skills, live more sustainably and increase community wellness.

Pitchfork Pantry

This is a student-run food pantry that serves ALL ASU students. The Pitchfork Pantry serves to fight food insecurity and promote well-being, sustainability and food recovery.

Sustainability Connect

Students interested in hands-on, real-world food projects can search for opportunities on Sustainability Connect, a project and internship database with a variety of community sustainability projects. Alternatively, if you have a food project that would benefit from student assistance, you can submit the project via Sustainability Connect.