Interview: Emily Goldstein, UofL Masters in Sustainability Graduate

On this special Commencement week edition of Sustainability Now!, your host, Justin Mog, sits down with Emily Goldstein, a brand new graduate of UofL's Interdisciplinary Masters of Sustainability program. Emily has just finished up her MS thesis research, which examines how resource sharing and collaboration manifest across Louisville community gardens. This can occur in many ways, and could include: physical objects, such as gardening tools and seed exchanges; information exchange, such as gardening knowledge; and shared labor. Her advisor was Dr. Angela Storey in the Department of Anthropology.

Our conversation covers urban agriculture, community gardens, food deserts, food justice, climate change, and things we can do in our daily lives to be sustainably-minded.

Emily's poster, titled “Connecting our Community: Collaboration and Resource Sharing Among Community Gardens in Louisville, Kentucky” and based on findings from participant observation and interviews at three case study sites, was selected in February as the winner of the Poster Competition for the 2019 Dimensions of Political Ecology Conference at the University of Kentucky. Info at

As always, our interview is followed by your community action calendar for the week, so get your calendars out and get ready to take action for sustainability NOW!

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Source: Interview: Emily Goldstein, UofL Masters in Sustainability Graduate (Sustainability Now!, Forward Radio, May 6, 2019)