“Modern agriculture is environmentally unsustainable. A global food system that simultaneously produces hunger and obesity along with collateral environmental degradation is obviously a dysfunctional system,” writes Ivette Perfecto, SNRE professor, in the intro to her course Sustainable Food Systems. “It challenges the academic community and society at large to develop viable alternatives . . . These alternatives are emerging from many sectors of society, especially at the grassroots level.” At the grassroots level, one such alternative emerges.