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SES-762 Sustainable Urban Agriculture

1 Credits

This course will explore the place and potential of urban agriculture in environmental planning, management, and development. Topics to be covered included fundamentals of a sustainable food system, horticultural principals and techniques, the place of food systems in urban planning, how urban agriculture can be accommodated within the urban built fabric, and contemporary examples of community gardening and urban agriculture locally and in other parts of the country. The principles of stormwater and solid waste management, nutrient and water cycles, and sustainable material sourcing will be explored as well.