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Catalog 2013-2014

Exploring Alternative Agriculture

  • Semester: Fall
  • Course Number: SS140
  • Instructors: Gwyneth Harris
  • Credit: 2

Course Description

An introduction to alternative farming through the classics of sustainable agricultural literature and through visits to local farming operations. Approaches surveyed will include organic, biodynamic, homesteading, natural farming, perennial polyculture, permaculture, and holistic management. Field trips take students to contrasting local farm operations, from corporate operations to homesteads and from family farms to land trusts.