Resilience and Food Access in Bennington, VT (APA2241.01)

Tatiana Abatemarco

What is a resilient community food system? How is community health impacted by food access and quality? This class will explore these questions through community engagement and research with a focus on sustainable food system interventions in Bennington, Vermont. Resilience is the ability for a system to adapt to changing circumstances, including poverty, climate change, and health crises. This class will look particularly at the food access supplied by neighborhood corner stores and community gardens. The class will research case studies of food relocalization and public health initiatives to learn best practices in community food security. Working with the local community in Bennington (including the town, local public health district, local organizations, and small business owners), this class will explore the accessibility of food to residents in town and engage in projects that increase access to local, nutritious food in downtown neighborhoods.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
W 10:00-11:50 & W 2:10-4:00
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Advancement of Public Action.