Urban Agriculture

School of Undergraduate Studies BIS 1602 3.00

Satisfies science requirement. This course examines San Francisco’s thriving organic farming movement as a living laboratory of sustainable food production. With field trips to local farms and gardens, lectures and readings, we will study the ways in which urban agriculture can provide food security, biodiversity, energy conservation, job creation, human health and well-being for city dwellers.  This interdisciplinary course integrates the sciences of horticulture, ecology and nutrition with a critical social and economic framework. We will use the practice of urban agriculture as a platform for deeper inquiry into how our national and global food systems and policies are evolving in response to consumer demand, climate change, and technological advances. BIS student

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