GEP 318

Agroecology in Practice

This course provides a broad introduction to the design and management of agroecosystems. Students explore the theory and practice of agroecology and how it's principles address social and environmental problems in the global food system. Students are introduced to agroecological production methods, including soil management, water systems, biodiversity development, integrated pest management, flower production and urban gardening methods, and applications of these methods in a student garden. Approximately half of this course is classroom-based instruction while the other half is hands-on garden-based work. Credit / No Credit only. May be repeated for credit up to a maximum of 4 units.