Sustainable Agriculture: Theory & Practice

ENVS 23000. Agroecology is the “science of sustainable agriculture.” It serves as the scientific basis for devising more natural, less environmentally harmful farming practices that build soil fertility and plant resilience while maintaining adequate production levels. The goal of this course is to introduce students to a broad suite of sustainable agriculture principles and practices and to investigate the scientific basis for those practices. Students will learn agroecology techniques by actually practicing them in the campus Learning Garden. Students registering for the course are required to simultaneously register for ENVS 23000L: the associated lab. [EL]
Requisites: ENVS-23000L – Must be taken at the same time as this course.
Typically Offered: Fall Term, Every Year