This program looks at the food systems of society, and their environmental and economic impacts through land and water usage, production, transportation and distribution, and animal and human welfare/health. We will examine conventional agriculture and then focus on how we can move to sustainable food systems through local, organic, poly-culture and community shared models, and behavior changes individuals can make such as school and backyard gardening, food preserving, and supporting local farmer’s markets, co-ops and environmentally conscious restaurants. We will visit local farms, including Osprey Wilds’ very own Trapp Farm.
This is one of the environmental education courses we offer through Hamline University’s Graduate Professional Development Program (Continuing Studies). We do also make this course available on an audit basis (not-for-credit) for those interested.