Designing a Backyard Homestead

This course explores home-scale food production systems with a focus on permaculture, intensive mini-farming and integrated homesteading. The course integrates both research and practical applications to create home-scale food systems that have the resiliency of natural ecosystems. The essential components of diverse garden systems will be discussed in detail, including edible ecosystem gardens, soil fertility, orchard systems, water management, tools and techniques and planting strategies.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Sciences
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Environmental Studies
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Regional Planning
Number: 
STOCKSCH 119
Semester: 
Fall 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Monday, June 4, 2018 to Monday, September 17, 2018
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