Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jun 13, 2024  
Goucher College 2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

CPEC 257 - Growing Food for Sustainability and Justice (4 Cr.)

Sustainable farming and gardening practices offer answers to some of the biggest problems we face in the twenty-first century: global warming, the inequitable distribution of food, even physical and mental health challenges. In this course we will explore what we have to gain by shifting away from an extractive and exploitive relationship with the land and natural world. We will also examine current practices in regenerative farming, urban gardening, and the slow and good food movements that ask us to consider how to be responsible eaters. Projects will depend on student interests and might include planning gardens and other aspects of sustainable food production: making compost, testing for lead, exploring carbon sequestration, farming the forest, growing for market - including four-season growing. Restricted to first-year through junior students, and others with instructor permission. Offered Fall 2019. L.Lewis.