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