Thursday, April 23, 2015

Lab Class at the Communiversity Gardens

New in Fall 2015!

About the Course
This course is being offered for the first time in the fall semester and is open to all students who have an interest in learning more about food systems. It is a two credit hour course that will meet three days per week IN the garden and one day per week in the classroom to discuss course content. There will be two amazing books to read (see below), and some course assignments such as presentations, social media contributions, and a semester project.

  •          Second Nature: A Gardener’s Education by Michael Pollen
  •          Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating by Jane Goodall, Gary McAvoy, and Gail Hudson

Future Plans

  •          This permanent course number (as of Fall 2016) will be ENVS 210: Introduction to Local Sustainable Food Systems. The current plan is to offer this course each semester.
  •          ENVS 210 should be included in the PLUS general education curriculum in the Nature and Science Knowledge Domain starting in 2016. The reasoning for the 2 credit hour course is to encourage students to continue to take four credit hour lab courses and consider taking ENVS 210 to complete the six credit hour requirement.
  •          ENVS 210 will also be included in the Sustainability Pathway that is being developed this summer (2015).
  •          In the fall of 2016, students will be able to pursue a Certificate of Undergraduate Study in Sustainable Food Systems. ENVS 210 will be required for all students in this certificate program.

Contact Info

Melissa Burlingame 815-753-5987