Urban Agriculture Production Course: Gardening, Horticulture, Livestock, Aquatic Production, and Permaculture

The course “Urban Agriculture Types” is the third course in a series of 4 courses developed by Ryerson University ’s G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education and Centre for Studies in Food Security (www.ryerson.ca/foodsecurity) in partnership with ETC-Urban Agriculture (www.etc-urbanagriculture.org) and the international network of Resource centres on Urban Agriculture and Food security ( RUAF ) (www.ruaf.org). This specific course will start discussing various urban agriculture production systems -such as home-gardening, community gardening, school and institutional gardens, small-scale commercial horticulture, livestock or aquatic production, large-scale (peri)urban agriculture enterprises, urban forestry and multi-functional farms – in terms of their resource-use, location, policy and institutional frameworks, functions, technical aspects, development challenges and support needs. Moreover, it will look into urban agriculture input supply, processing and marketing systems. The course will discuss which of these urban agriculture types can best be promoted in a given situation, where in the city, and how this could best be done. It will specifically look into a methodology for farmer-centered learning, research and extension for urban agriculture development.  Examples and case studies from around the world will be used for further illustration and learning.

The course fees amount to Canadian dollars (CAD) $492. This fee applies both for Canadian and international students.

For further information on course content and enrolment, please link to:

http://ce-online.ryerson.ca/ce_2009-2010/calendar/default.aspx?section=course&sub=cert&cert=%7b3A7C2435-B401-45D7-9D0F-D243167E9A26%7d&mode=course&ccode=CVFN+412&subname=Food+Security

or contact:

Reg Noble, PhD
Academic Coordinator
Certificate in Food Security
Continuing Education, Ryerson University

Email: food@ryerson.ca

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