This course will encourage you to explore how the interest in, and practice of, sustainable farming is growing. You will see that although the mainstream agricultural model is widely recognized as unsustainable there is a wide divergence of views on how to create a more sustainable system.

You will begin by exploring the ecological, economic, and social-justice principles of sustainable framing. Following this, you will critically examine different approaches that are being touted as forms of sustainable agriculture including organic farming, food-justice certification, and the use of genetically engineered crops. You will conclude with a review of tools and strategies that non-profit organizations, governments and businesses can draw on to enhance agricultural sustainability. You will note that this is not a training course for farmers, but a course for those who want an overview of sustainable agriculture and how it is practiced across the country.

You will have many opportunities to direct the course of your own learning. You are encouraged to choose readings and assignments to reflect your own interests and knowledge/skill areas you would like to develop.

There are no scheduled classes at this time. Please contact us at online@lambtoncollege.ca to find out the next start date for this course.

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