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Education: Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming is now accepting applications for its 2012 Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming And Food Justice in NY.
Farm-to-College intensive teaches sustainable agriculture, food justice
Ithaca, NY – In cooperation with the Environmental Studies Program at Tompkins Cortland Community College, Groundswell will again offer its Summer Practicum in Sustainable Farming and Food Justice from May 31st to June 26th, 2012. The Summer Practicum is designed for students from any discipline as well as non-students who are interested in learning more about sustainable agriculture, local food systems and food justice. The class will meet for four days each week to explore these issues through readings, discussion, lectures, field trips, labs, and immersion in the actual work of operating a successful and sustainable small farm.
“It’s an exciting, very dynamic way for students to engage with food and the spectrum of related issues; production, social justice, ethics, nutrition,” says Julia Lapp, one of the instructors of the team-taught course. “Students interact with leaders in the movement to make food systems more supportive of health for all people, animals and ecosystems. It’s a unique opportunity for students to investigate, reflect upon, and integrate information and experiences to become part of the momentum that keeps food system change happening.” Read more »