Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture
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Semester: Fall 2012
Additional Offerings: Fall 2013
Start Date: September 10, 2012
End Date: November 30, 2012
Credit Towards a Certificate
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Online, web-based course.
Early bird fee of $595.00 applies for registrations received by August 10, 2012. The regular tuition fee is $645.00
$645.00 Regular fee
Gavin Dandy, Farm Director, Everdale Organic Farm
Theory and Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Horticulture focuses on the growth of healthy environments in an urban context. The course will identify the potentials and constraints for urban gardens in the current environment, including low input production, certified organic and restorative horticulture and agriculture. Potential market opportunities and business development strategies will be explored.
Designed for urban community gardeners, co-operative associations, municipal planners and environmental advocates wishing to identify the potentials and constraints for gardens in the urban environment.
By the end of the semester you should:Be able to identify ways to promote sustainable agriculture and horticulture;
Expand your present understanding of biological systems in agriculture;
Gain some cultural knowledge of individual crops and their importance in food security; and
Understand the relationships of soil, water, insects and weeds- in various agriculture systems.
| Assignments (5)||25%, 10%, 20%, 20%, 25% |
*Grading Scheme is subject to change.
Course TopicsSustainability and the Global Food CrisisApplication of Sustainability-Based SystemsGeography and BioregionalismTrends – Markets - EconomicsProduction Values of Soil & CropsSoil Health & ManagementSeedsBeneficial Insects and WeedsPlantingsHarvestMarketing
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Phone: 519 824-4120 ext. 55000
These course details are based on information provided to date by the associated academic department or the course instructor. Course specific information remains subject to change until the actual date of course commencement. In the event of a discrepancy between the course information provided here and on the course website, the course website will be taken as official.