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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Classroom
Starting at $625.00
10 weeks
4.0 Credits

What you will 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, encourages food sovereignty while addressing environmental concerns. Participants are each given a small plot for growing food where they can experiment with new ideas and enjoy their harvest. 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 2018 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Canceled
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Sunday 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Location: To Be Announced
Instructor: David King
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Fee:
$625.00
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Notes

Elective course in Horticulture and Sustainability Certificates.

Visitors not permitted. No refund after October 6, 2018. Internet access required.

Refund Deadline
No refunds after October 6, 2018
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Off-Site
Sun Oct 7, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Oct 14, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Oct 21, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Oct 28, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Nov 4, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Nov 11, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Nov 18, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Dec 2, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM
Off-Site
Sun Dec 9, 2018
1:00PM - 5:00PM

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