Faculty Advisor

Golding, Dominic

Faculty Advisor

Vaz, Richard F.

Project Center

Nantucket, Massachusetts


Nantucket’s sustainability movement is partially sparked by the large amount of food imported to feed its fluctuating population, caused by summer tourism. The goal of this project was to develop an interactive food asset map and database for Sustainable Nantucket, Nantucket Food Pantry, and Food Rescue Nantucket to identify areas to expand food production, improve food distribution to recipients, and reduce food waste on Nantucket. Our approach included interviews with stakeholders and the assessment of databases, in addition to site visits and observations. After developing the map and database, we analyzed the food system; suggesting areas for production expansion, program improvements and future developments for food-focused organizations on island.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2017

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering