The course seeks to provide students with knowledge on concepts and applications related to the ecology of food systems. We will learn key conceptual approaches to understand food systems, such as systems thinking, ecological design and agroecology. In addition, we will undertake hands-on exercises where participants get to share some of their experiences with food systems, and experience a section of the Burlington organic vegetable food system. The course has a strong focus on individual and group reflection, seeking for participants to deeply engage with the content of the course through intellectual, cultural and emotional experience. Cross listed with ENVS 295 Z2 & PSS 296 Z1.
One environmental course at 100 level, junior standing