The New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network is a community of higher education and food systems stakeholders who connect, share, and collaborate to develop transparent regional supply chains and educate campus communities about regional food systems. Dozens of volunteers helped bring the Farm & Sea to Campus Network to life with the support of Farm to Institution New England and its funders.
Please join the effort to grow this network, share information, collaborate, and identify and implement solutions through participating in one of our four working groups, applying to be a part of our Steering Committee, and/or sharing your questions and ideas with us by email.
The New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network consists of farmers, fishermen and women, food system workers (farmworkers, processing staff, food service staff and others), food business personnel, elected officials, government workers, non-profit staff, faculty, students, campus dining staff and administrators.
These people represent farms, fishing vessels, food processors, distributors, other food companies, institutions, student groups, governing bodies, non-profit organizations and funders.
The New England Farm & Sea to Campus Network is led by a steering committee that represents our network members.
Dana is the Event & Project Coordinator for Farm to Institution New England. From an early age growing up eating home-cooked meals, Dana has cultivated an interest in food as medicine, community, and a tool for social change. At Goddard College in Vermont, she pursued a Bachelor of Arts focusing on Food, Education, and Environment. Following college, Dana worked on several farms across New England, ran her own diversified three-acre homestead in Massachusetts, served as an AmeriCorps member in Maine with FoodCorps during its inaugural year, and coordinated the statewide Connecticut FoodCorps program for two years. Dana recently received her Masters in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College. She is a founding member of the Connecticut Farm-to-School Collaborative and consultant on various food systems projects in Connecticut and across New England. Dana lives in New Haven, Connecticut with her husband, two-year-old English Shepherd, six Java chickens, and many garden bugs.
Simca Horwitz is the Farm & Sea to Campus Co-Coordinator for Farm to Institution New England (FINE), and works full-time with Massachusetts Farm to School as the Eastern Mass Program Director. She is based in Boston, and is primarily focused on Southern New England in her work with FINE. For Massachusetts Farm to School, Simca manages the Farm to School Network and provides procurement assistance and workshops to food service professionals, farmers, food distributors, and community advocates in eastern Mass. Over the last 12 years, Simca has worked in a variety of organizations in the Boston area that focus on food and agriculture, including work as a farmer and farm-based educator and running a shared use community kitchen for culinary entrepreneurs. She holds an M.S. in Food and Agriculture Policy from the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.