PH 321 - Gardening & Community Health

PH 321 - Gardening & Community Health

3.00 Cr
This course combines an exploration of urban and community agriculture with practical, hands-on gardening skills specific to Montana. It will begin with a survey of the food and hunger situation in America and continue with an overview of the historical and current development of urban and community agriculture, with an emphasis on the community and health benefits associated with this model of agriculture. Prerequisite: none The educational goals of this course are that students will 1. Understand problems and impacts of community food and nutrition availability 2. Recognize the impact of local agriculture on community health, individual well-being, and economic development 3. Become familiar with strategies for community agriculture 4. Explore the possibilities and limits of local and urban agriculture 5. Develop a conceptual background of and participate in early spring gardening, harvesting, and season extension techniques for Montana (Zone 4), with a goal of providing food to local organizations before the end of the spring semester.
Term: 
2021SP
Method: 
LEC
LAB
Faculty: 
Schafer, Gerald