SD 4100 - Agroecology Practices, Systems, and Philosophies

This course will provide an in-depth exploration of (1) the ethical and philosophical roots of conventional and alternative agriculture; and (2) the biological, economic and social aspects of different agricultural systems and practices developed in response to perceived shortcomings of conventional modern agriculture. Alternative practices and systems to be compared and contrasted in this course include nature farming, permaculture, biodynamic agriculture, biointensive gardening, and agroforestry (additional systems and practices may be added or substituted based on class interest and consensus). Prerequisite: SD 3100.
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Spring 2019, Spring 2018, Spring 2017, Spring 2016
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