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Innovation is rewarded!

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Congratulations to Planning student Michael Wideman for receiving a $5,000 award from the Velocity Fund Finals competition and access to space for his entrepreneurial enterprise! Eggplantr is in the early stages of start-up; the development of their digital tool to generate and print permaculture planting layout plans on biodegradable weed barriers, to enable novice gardeners to grow their own food is very promising!

Michael Wideman holding awardAbout Michael Wideman
Michael is a 4th year student in the School of Planning, and he is passionate about improving the health and sustainability of our urban food systems through the widespread implementation of urban agriculture. His dream is to see every household engaged in convenient and enjoyable food production.

The School of Planning is proud of all their student’s accomplishments. The story above is a testament to student initiative and hard work.  It’s also a good example of how diversified the discipline of Planning can be!  Best of luck with your work Michael!

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