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Week 4 | 9/24 –

keywords: agroecology, carbon sequestration, food, sustenance

Reading: 

Experimental Farm Network

Toward a Climate Stabilizing Agricultural System

Participatory Plant Breeding to Promote Farmer's Rights

Prospects for Developing Perennial Grain Crops

Optional: 

Farming to Fight Climate Change with Nate Kleinman

Task: Harvest Bittersweet. We will travel by van to Haverford at 2:45 pm to harvest bittersweet. We will not complete the Harvest of bittersweet until 4:30 p.m., so please plan accordingly. 

sept 20 is the climate strike. join if you want (not required); Philadelphia city hall, 10 a.m.

Week 5 | 10/1 – 

keyword/s: community-control of land

Reading: 

Soil Generation

The Ten Elements of Agroecology

Optional:

The Power to Think Ahead in a Reckless Age

Task:  Experimental Farm Network Visit, Salem, New Jersey. We will leave campus at 1:00 p.m. sharp and will not return to campus until 7:00 p.m. This is a required trip for the course. 

Week 6 | 10/8 –

keyword/s: urban agriculture, carbon footprint, recuperative justice

Reading: 

A Food Crisis Is Coming, But Urban America Already Has It Solved

Fair Food for All

Resilient Cities: Building Community Control in a Shifting Climate

Task: In-Class Research Session on Bryn Mawr's & Haverford's agroecology/carbon farming capacity; USDA seed order. 

carbon farming and agroecology