Urban Food Production

BIOLGY X 489.6

Gain a command of the entire growing process from seed to harvest and explore the relationships between soil and plants, plants and insects, and how to move towards an optimum natural relationship in the garden.

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Fall
Spring
Remote Instruction
Starting at $625.00
As few as 12 weeks
4.0

What you can learn.

  • Recognize what makes a food supply secure and sustainable
  • Diagnose garden situations from disease, to insects, to abiotic problems in plants, and competence to bring these problems under control
  • Become aware of the food crises we are in and it's global implications and local solutions

About this course:

The production, packaging, and transportation of food are large contributors to our global carbon emissions. Throughout the Los Angeles basin, food gardens have sprung up producing local healthy and nutritious fruits and vegetables while contributing energy and financial savings in difficult economic times. Using the history and current practices of growing food in the city as a template, this course explores how urban grown food reduces food budgets and encourages food sovereignty while addressing environmental concerns. Topics include fruit trees, vegetables, and berries that do well in our climate as well as often overlooked food-producing perennials. We address pitfalls, challenges, and practical answers to growing food in modern city lots where the "back 40" describes square feet and not acres.

Fall 2020 Schedule

Available Format(s):

These courses have regular meeting times and are fully online, via remote instruction. Click “See Details” below for more information.

Canceled
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Saturday 9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Location: Online
Instructor: David King
376440
Fee:
$625.00
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Notes

No meeting November 28, 2020.

Elective course in Horticulture and Sustainability Certificates. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 09, 2020
Schedule
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Date
Time
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Lecture
Sat Oct 3, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 10, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 17, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 24, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Oct 31, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 7, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 14, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Nov 21, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 5, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 12, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online
Lecture
Sat Dec 19, 2020
9:00AM PT - 12:00PM PT
Online

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