It is projected that our world will face increasing pressures on its capacity to maintain itself and ourselves as well. Central to this discussion is man's need for food, fiber, energy and shelter. This question is not only physical, but social as well. What choices will we need to make? What skills will we need to develop? Will our own personal and world views need to change to give the best probability of success? Permaculture offers design principles that provide for our needs through consciously designed landscapes, which mimic patterns and relationships found in nature. Permaculture also includes people, their buildings and the ways they organize themselves. Lessons from the first 10,000 years of agriculture, combined with permaculture principles and self and local community values will be explored and applied to a design for a sustainable future. This course is writing intensive. Open to students in the third or fourth year of study.


4 sh

Course Types

Core Interdisciplinary Seminar

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