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This article describes a campus-community collaborative, SEED Wayne, which was developed to build sustainable food systems on Wayne State University’s campus and in Detroit neighborhoods. The discussion traces the nature of SEED Wayne’s partnerships and reflects on the program’s past three years of existence, including experiences within the university, practical challenges associated with defining sustainability uniformly across diverse campus and community activities, gaining consistent student involvement, and the mutual benefits of the university-community partnership.


Civic and Community Engagement | International and Community Nutrition | Urban Studies | Urban Studies and Planning


NOTICE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PUBLISHER POLICY: This is a copy of an article published in Sustainability 4(4), doi: 10.1089/sus.2011.9672 © 2011 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.; Sustainability is available online at: