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.
Designing a Backyard Homestead
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Plant, Soil & Insect Science
Natural Resources Conservation
Monday, June 1, 2020 to Monday, September 7, 2020