2012-13 Catalog

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Offering Description

Creating Community and Health Through Gardens

Summer 2013 quarter

Marja Eloheimo ethnobotany, environmental and cultural anthropology, plant studies
Fields of Study
Native American studies, 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 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, lectures, 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
9:30a-4p Tue/Wed/Thu (Jun. 27 - Jul. 25) Note: class will not meet Tuesday and Wednesday of week 1, so the first class is Thursday, Jun. 27.
Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
$45 for supplies and entrance fees
Offered During