Experiential Farm Skills
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore food and regenerative agriculture, while developing hands-on organic farming skills. This summer class will meet for 3 hours a week in the Outback Farm. We will maximize hands-in-the-dirt time during the busy season on the farm: planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, mulching, saving seeds, and beekeeping. Students will also learn about permaculture concepts, ecosystem maintenance, and food justice. Readings from the text Greenhorns: The Next Generation of American Farmers, written reflections, and a narrative self-evaluation round out this course.