Agroecology: Local and Global Sustainable Food Systems (3-class series)
- The application of ecology to the design and management of sustainable agroecosystems.
- A whole-systems approach to agriculture and food systems development based on traditional knowledge, alternative agriculture, and local food system experiences.
- Linking ecology, culture, economics, and society to sustain agricultural production, healthy environments, and viable food and farming communities.
The course offers a participatory exploration of the following topics on both the local and global level:
- What is agroecology?
- What are agroecosystems?
- What is sustainability?
- What are the agroecological principles that guide development of sustainable agroecosystems?
- How do we measure sustainability in agroecosystems?
- What are the best agroecological indicators of sustainability?
This course is a series of three classes, meeting on consecutive Thursdays: Jan. 12, 19 and 26. Attendance at all classes is required.
NOTE: Classes and events may be canceled at any time due to low registration or other circumstances, with full refunds issued for paid events. Similar classes or events often are offered on future dates.