Resilience, Farming, and Food Access (APA2338.01)

Tatiana Abatemarco

What is a resilient community food system? How is community health impacted by food access and quality? How can we build food systems to adapt to changing climate, poverty, and health crises? What farming systems and practices best support community and ecological resilience? This class will explore these questions through the lens of resilience theory, which describes how individuals, communities, and ecosystems respond to system shocks and crisis.  Students will engage in hands-on learning at Bennington College’s Purple Carrot Farm. Hands on learning includes “farm lab” and “farm assignments.” This will be combined with reading, discussion, presentation, and writing on the topic of food system resilience. This class is recommended for students who are interested in interning on the Purple Carrot Farm over the summer.   

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: None.
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
M/Th 10:00AM - 11:50AM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency: Once a year

Categories: All courses , Environment , Advancement of Public Action , Fully In-Person
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