Permaculture/Pioneer Valley

Subject Name: 

Stockbridge School

Course Number: 
UMass Amherst
In this course students will; 1) Learn to work as a community through implementing new permaculture gardens. 2) Gain a deeper understanding of local sustainable food production. 3) Learn practical permaculture skills and appropriate technologies for ecological design (sheet mulching, contour mapping, solar pathfinder, bioswales, composting, fall planting, elevation tools, community gardens, winter garden preparation). 4) Connect with local permaculture designers and educators around the Pioneer Valley and learn how to become more involed in local sustainable food production. 5) Engage with specific varieties of permaculture plant species that are accustomed to growing in the northeastern US temperate climate. 5) Study permaculture as a movement as it relates to universities, municipalities, towns, cities and homesteads.
Linked Course: 
Multiple required components--lab and/or discussion section. To register, submit requests for all components simultaneously.
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
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Course Sections

Permaculture/Pioneer Valley
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
L01 0.0

Ryan Harb

F 1:00PM 5:00PM