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Elizabeth E Wheat
BIOL 240
Seattle Campus

The Urban Farm

Develops students' understanding of the ecological connections between food production, human health, and planetary sustainability. Teaches basic skills needed for food production in urban areas and the ethics behind sustainable urban agriculture, including a hands-on component on the farm at the biology greenhouse. Offered: Sp.

Class description

In this course students will learn the essential skills for maintaining soil health and turning urban spaces into productive landscapes. We will cover: crop rotation, soils, urban farm planning, composting and cover cropping. There will be a hands on component at the UW farm as well as field trips to some local farms (both inside and out of the city limits).

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Elizabeth E Wheat
Date: 04/16/2013