Thursday, April 14, 2016
Hands-on Summer Class: Community, Permaculture, and Transition
395a Summer Session 1: May 17-June 23 (3 cr.) Tuesday & Thursday 09:00-12:30
395b Summer Session 2: June 28-August 4 (3cr.) Tuesday & Thursday 09:00-12:30
Session 1 is requisite for Session 2
This program is for those who are interested in developing ecological literacy. Whether designing broad-acre managed intensive grazing systems for dairy animals, a personal herb patio, or green spaces for high density urban areas, all systems benefit when soils, nutrient cycles, plants, and animals, interact in a functional community. Learn key patterns for engaging successfully with natural systems while designing a proposal for implementation of an expanded Learning Garden at St. Martin's University.
Over the program We will be working with South Sound Veterans Partnership, composed of several veteran's service groups in Olympia, WA., including GRuB Victory Gardens, the Veteran's Conservation Corps, Enterprise for Equity and others. We will be deeply connecting the proposed garden with their work.
Career applications include: Conservation Sciences and Policy, Agriculture, Farming and Ranching, Urban Designers, Forestry/Silvaculturists, GIS Technicians, Ecological Engineers and Designers, Green Architecture, Appropriate technology, Transportation Design Professionals, Etc.