Introduction to Urban Agroecology:
June 25-27, 2021
Friday 5pm-8pm: Introduction to the farm and its history
Saturday 9am-5:30pm: Working with the natural environment and crop planning
Sunday 9am-5:30pm: Soil, compost, and solidarity
This course will center the agroecological practices used at Gill Tract Farm to give short succinct lessons on intercropping, composting, cover cropping, hedgerows, pollinator plants, building seed banks, and more. This course includes multiple members of the farm community to help provide demonstrations, instructions, and recipes for the best ways to apply these practices to one's growing space, big or small. These topics will also discuss how agroecological social movements influence global land sovereignty and how political ideology is integral for a food revolution. This will guide community brainstorming of methods and ways our spaces can build solidarity with other social movements and deepen our political framework. For example, the course will include a community visioning session for developing the Gill Tract Farm’s role as a center for urban agroecology. Appropriately, the keynote speaker will be Miguel Altieri, one of the world’s leading agroecologists, professor emeritus of UC Berkeley, and Gill Tract farmer for over 30 years.
We have a limited number of scholarships available for this course that are provided on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested, please complete the scholarship request form below to determine your eligibility. Once we receive your request, we will notify you as soon as we can so you can complete your registration well in advance of the course start date.
*** Deadline to request a scholarship is June 18, 2021 @ 5PM ***
Link to register: https://na.eventscloud.com/ereg/index.php?eventid=613173&
Gill Tract Website: https://www.gilltractfarm.org/ucb-student-opportunities
Scholarship Request Form: https://na.eventscloud.com/esurvey/index.php?surveyid=96397
This is a part of a three-series event check out more here: https://food.berkeley.edu/programs/community-engagement-edu/gill-tract-s...