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. Part of the Online Certificate in Sustainable Food and Farming and the Sustainable Food and Farming Associate's Degree.

Course Details

Campus: 
Amherst
Format: 
Online
Level: 
Undergraduate
Subject: 
Animal Science
Environmental Studies
Natural Resources Conservation
Natural Science
Plant
Soil & Insect Science
Regional Planning
Sustainability Studies
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation
Number: 
STOCKSCH 119
Semester: 
Winter 2018
Registration Status: 
Closed
Registration: 
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 to Thursday, December 28, 2017
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