2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Creating Community and Health Through Gardens

Summer 2012 quarter

Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies
Fields of Study
botany, community studies, health and sustainability studies
Preparatory for studies or careers in
community herbalism, community development, environmental education, sustainability, horticulture, plant studies.

In this 8-credit summer program, we will explore ways in which various types of gardens can contribute to community and health. Each week, as we visit a medicinal, edible, community, or ethnobotanical garden or urban farm, we will interview gardeners, consider themes related to sustainability, identify plants, learn herbal and horticultural techniques, and develop nature drawing and journaling skills. We will have the opportunity to expand upon these topics through reading, lecture/discussions, and workshops as well as through independent community, garden, and herbal projects and research. This program is suitable for students interested in environmental education, community development, health studies, plant studies, sustainability, ethnobotany, and horticulture.

Advertised Schedule
11a - 4p Mon/Thu (Jun. 25 - Jul. 26) plus six hours per week of online work in lieu of class
Online Learning
Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online
Greener Store
Required Fees
$45 fee for garden visits/tours, tools, and supplies
Offered During