Action Research Lab for Food Sovereignty (APA4239.01)

Tatiana Abatemarco

Action research is a methodology for learning while doing and food sovereignty is the practice of self-determination in food systems. Food sovereignty projects solve food insecurity by empowering communities and individuals to produce their own culturally appropriate food and medicine. The class will split into 4 groups, each working on a different food sovereignty related project in Bennington County. The class as a whole will meet to discuss literature on action research methodologies and food sovereignty. Community engagement projects include: 1) building a permaculture garden at a domestic violence safe house; 2) organizing and hosting a local food conference for individuals and organizations in Bennington County; 3) working with a local school on food and garden education; and 4) working with the Purple Carrot Farm on campus.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor and 3 prior courses in CAPA or SCT. Students should email tatianaabatemarco@bennington.edu with an expression of interest by November 30th.
Credits: 4
M 1:40-5:20
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Advancement of Public Action.