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Spring 2024
Apr 18, 2024
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SFS 31200 - Urban Agriculture
Credit Hours: 1.00. Urban agriculture has the potential to address a range of social, economic and environmental issues including food insecurity, energy conservation, and human health and well-being. During this 5-week course, students will learn about the forces driving urban agriculture as well as the political and biophysical factors constraining it by reading articles, reviewing case studies, and visiting urban farms, vertical farm factories, food pantries, and local food advocacy groups. At the end of this course, students will apply the knowledge they've gained by developing a plan to increase urban agriculture in the greater Lafayette metropolitan area.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate, Professional
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Hort & Landscape Architecture

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Understand the complexity of our global food system and learn how urban agriculture can address social, economic and ecological issues in cities around the world. 2. Develop critical thinking and communication skills through in-class discussions and writing assignments that integrate agroecology, urban planning, and civic engagement as they relate to urban agriculture. 3. Apply relevant theories and examples by developing a plan to facilitate the growth of urban agriculture.

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