Sustainable Food and Land Policy Courses Online, Summer 2011

The following courses are being taught online this summer through the University of Massachusetts: PLSOILIN 185 – Sustainable Living (4 credits -  online only) GenEd (I);  introduces you to diverse global perspectives and practical personal solutions related to environmental, economic and social sustainability. Taught by Katie Campbell-Nelson and John Gerber.  Click here for more information. PLSOILIN 290C – Land Use Policies and Agriculture in the U.S. (3 credits -  online only); provides students with an opportunity to explore the political, economic and societal forces that influence land use decisions, an understanding of the history of land use policies and planning in the U.S. as they relate to agriculture. Taught by Robert Wagner, Senior Policy Analyst for American Farmland Trust. Click here for more information. PLSOILIN 397C – Community Food Systems (3 credits – mostly online, with one Saturday field trip); examines the movement of food from seed to table. Participants in the course explore local and global food systems, and specific food related issues that impact health of communities.  Taught by Catherine Sands, Director of Fertile Ground. Click here for more information.

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