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Sustainable Ag 116

Mendocino College is offering a new class on sustainable farming.

Agriculture 116 (Fall 2014): Sustainable Agricultural Systems

with Rain Tenaqiya, permaculture designer and author of West Coast Food Forestry

This course will cover the history, definitions, concepts, principles and practices of sustainable agricultural systems. The course will also examine case studies and expose the student to field-based learning through labs and field trips.

Min Units: 2.00 Max Units:2.00

Credit course for grade or Pass/No Pass

Total Lecture Hours: 1.50

Total Lab Hours: 1.50

Total Semester Hours: 51.00

Topics will include: history of sustainable farming, ecology, patterns in the landscape, sustainable design, learning from existing systems, soil, water, air, energy, trees, animals, and integrated pest management.

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