2 Part Series: Sustainable Agriculture Education – Vision, Story

By John M. Gerber

Part 1: Education for sustainable agriculture: A vision

As the coordinator of the University of Massachusetts Sustainable Food and Farming undergraduate program, I spend a lot of time thinking about education for a more sustainable agriculture.  This blog post presents a few ideas related to sustainability education.

Part 2: Education for sustainable agriculture: A story

In my last post, I shared a vision of education for a more sustainable agriculture that helps to inform the continued development and growth of the new University of Massachusetts Sustainable Food and Farming undergraduate program.  In this post, I will present an example of one class that is representative of that vision.  But first, I’d like to thank those of you who commented on last blog and share a few of their thoughts:
  • Trying to bring sustainable ag education to undergrads and grads within a holistic integral methodology is challenging…
  • The ONE SHARED qualification for every sustainable ag related job I’ve pursued since college has been “experience”….

I highly recommend these blog posts. They are extremely well written and insightful. They are also about the program I graduated from at U-Mass -TR

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