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Prod Sys: Permacult, Grnhses, Irrig, Eco Design

SUFA301

Description

In this course, students will learn quantitative and hands-on skills needed to measure, calculate, and work with sun and shade patterns, greenhouses, solar energy systems, passive solar structures, water-capture and irrigation systems, soil tests and plant nutrients, composting systems, seeding rates, planting densities, and yields for annual crops, cold storage, and natural building materials. Students will understand practical math skills appropriate to sustainable farming systems and ecological design. Topics include soil science, nutrient management, and crop botany, introduction to animal husbandry, successional crop planning, season extension, and the principles and practice of composting. Students will work together to design a food production system that takes into account solar energy, water management, irrigation design, disease, and weed and insect pest management.

Dates

May 16, 2022 — Jun 19, 2022

Location

Distance Education - Online

Registration Information

For credit cost: $1410