Farmingdale State College seal logo displayed over a green background.

Sustainable Food and Dining

FSC aims to support sustainable food systems and minimize the impacts of its dining service operations by operating dining services sustainably. Our goal is to prevent food waste and divert food materials from the waste stream by making low impact dining options available, and by engaging service providers, customers and the broader community around sustainability issues. Our on-campus food vendor, Aramark, is a close partner of ours that is equally as dedicated to sustainability as we are.

Crates of vegetables in front of a Farmer's Market Sign

Giving Green A Chance

Eating Local and Composting

FSC and Aramark strive to purchase local foods when possible in order to support our local farmers and minimize transportation emissions. We are also in the midst of developing a composting program in the dining halls - because we like to know exactly where our food comes from and where it ends up.

Giving Garden

We welcome all students, faculty, and community members to join our gardening efforts! Learn about plant maintenance, harvesting, weeds, and pests without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers at FSC's Giving Garden. Whether you're new to gardening, a garden guru, or just looking to get outside and give back, all are welcome to participate! If you or your group is interested in volunteering (either once or recurring), reach out to the campus Sustainability Manager today:  Maia Roseval

The mission of the Giving Garden is to communicate the importance of locally sourced food while teaching volunteers techniques for maintaining a garden without the use of synthetic pesticides or fertilizers. In it's first season (2023), the garden produced hundreds of pounds of food that was donated to the FSC Food Pantry. We are typically in the Giving Garden from April through October, sharing tips on plant maintenance, harvesting, weeds, and pests. Our goal is to make gardening as accessible as possible, so volunteers do not need any gardening experience to help us out. 

The Giving Garden is located next to the campus wind turbines, and can be found under the 'sustainability' tab on the campus map: FSC Campus Map.


Service Building, 124


Maia Roseval
Sustainability Manager, Committee Chair


Michael Cervini
Energy Manager


Jonathan Goldstein
Senior Director of Marketing


Marjaneh Issapour
Professor 10 Months


Zachary Licht
Senior Professional Relations Specialist


Orla Smyth-LoPiccolo
Professor 10 Months

Last Modified 1/2/24