Nina Sayles (MUP/ MPH ’22): Making field to table work regionally

Headshot of Nina Sayles in front of ivy.

Portrait by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer.

Nina Sayles spent five months of COVID isolation at her parents’ place in New Hampshire. An avid gardener, Sayles took advantage of the time to expand their garden — perhaps, she admits, a bit more than they need, now that she’s back on campus.

After she graduates in May, Sayles wants to expand the garden for the rest of us, too.

Sayles has been exploring the intersection of community health and agriculture in a dual-degree program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Graduate School of Design. While the modern industrial food system has worked wonders feeding the world, its flaws have also become apparent: excess resource use, narrowing of varieties, foods — both fresh and processed — selected for shelf life and stability during transport rather than taste and nutrition.

Continue reading Sayles’s profile on the Harvard Gazette website.

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