Recent Updates

New Course Alert! PSS 312: Ecological Foundations of Agroecology

Dear Friends and Colleagues,   We are reaching out to let you know about a new online course being offered Spring 2018, PSS 312: Ecological Foundations of Agroecology (3 credits). This course will be taught by Dr. Vic Izzo, UVM Lecturer in Plant and Soil Science (PSS).   Course Description: This online course examines the ecological foundations of Agroecology, … Continue reading “New Course Alert! PSS 312: Ecological Foundations of Agroecology”


Janica Anderzén, Ph.D. Student on PECSII Conference in Mexico

Janica Anderzén, a PhD student in the ALC, presenting a Participatory Action Research (PAR) project on livelihood diversification in smallholder coffee communities in Chiapas, Mexico. ALC is one of the partners in this collaborative and transdisciplinary project. The PECSII conference on “Place-based transdisciplinary research for global sustainability” was held in Oaxaca, Mexico. What a great … Continue reading “Janica Anderzén, Ph.D. Student on PECSII Conference in Mexico”


ALC Awarded EPI Grant

The Agroecology and Livelihoods Collaborative is excited to announce that our new project, Engaging Co-Learning Through Participatory Action Research (PAR), has been awarded funding through the Engaged Practices Innovation Grant at the University of Vermont. The abstract for this proposal states, “We recognize that participating in real, hands-on agroecology-related research has resulted in important results for … Continue reading “ALC Awarded EPI Grant”


E4A Convergence

PhD students of the ALC and the Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) program – Ben, Sam and Janica – discussing ecological economics, and the content, methods and scope of education in the Anthropocence (or the Ecozoic!) in an E4A partnership meeting in Montreal October 19.


ALC Student Research Opportunity

We are seeking highly motivated ENVS seniors looking for a thesis or internship capstone project in agroecology, climate change and farming in the Northeast to join a research team led by a graduate student in the Plant and Soil Science Department. What information do farmers and outreach professionals need to best support vegetable and berry … Continue reading “ALC Student Research Opportunity”