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Plant & Soil Science: Sustainable Farm Practicum

PSS 209 BU1 (CRN: 60532)

4 Credit Hours

About PSS 209 BU1

In this hands-on, experiential course, students will learn principles and practices of sustainable, diversified vegetable production on-site at the Catamount Educational Farm. Topics include: vegetable crop families; soil management; composting; weed, insect and disease control; propagation and planting; crop planning; irrigation and marketing techniques. The class format will consist of a combination of lectures, hands-on fieldwork, and visits to local vegetable farms. Concepts and skills taught will immediately be applied through participation in Catamount Educational Farms five acre vegetable operation that supplies produce to the community through a CSA, a farm stand and multiple wholesale accounts.

Instructors

Terence Bradshaw () and Susannah Walsh Daloz ()

Related Program

Catamount Farm Summer Experience

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Dates: May 18-August 14, 2015; Pre and post online course work; June 1 - July 29 Mon & Wed 9:30 - 3:00; Location: The Catamount Educational Farm at the UVM Horticultural Research Center.

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