Two Courses this Summer 2013 on
Food, Sustainability, and Environment!!
Taught in collaboration by
Dr. Kate McCoy and Farmer Creek Iversen at
The Brook Farm Project
Environmental Studies 393-01 Politics of Food and Environment (3 credits)
Summer I (5/22/13-6/26/13) MTWR 8:30-10:25 am
Grapple with issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, farm labor, nutrition policy, the influence of food and agriculture industries, the global food market, colonialism, land use, and environmental justice. During each class, you will spend some time participating directly in a vibrant system of sustainable agriculture that has been steadily gaining popularity: CSA or community-supported agriculture.
Environmental Studies 393-02 Fieldwork in Sustainable Agriculture (3 credits)
Full Summer (5/22/13-8/1/13) 40 hours work in the field arranged according to your schedule with weekly discussion meetings likely Fridays 12-2 pm.
An immersion into the new farmer movement which is bringing sustainability and community participation back into the local food system. Work alongside the farmers and crew at Brook Farm Project, a human-powered CSA (community-supported agriculture) farm project now celebrating its tenth season. Learn progressive agricultural methods as you help harvest, seed, transplant, weed, mulch, tend small livestock, display and market produce, and participate in one it the farm’s community programs. Reflect on academic literature and popular writing about sustainable agriculture.