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. Part of the Online Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming and the Sustainable Food and Farming Associate's Degree.
Designing a Backyard Homestead
Natural Resources Conservation
Soil & Insect Science
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 28, 2017