Food for Thought:
A summer program in ecology and sustainable agriculture
Participants in this program will explore the fields of ecology and sustainable agriculture through readings, writing assignments, discussions, hands-on learning in an organic garden, community life in a house dedicated to the program's themes, field trips, and service to the local community through work in a food bank.
The program has three main themes: (i) analysis of the intersection between ecology and agriculture using key papers and books, (ii) practical explorations of agricultural and ethical issues, and (iii) development of a sense of place through involvement in the local ecological and human community.
The program lasts ten weeks and is based in Sewanee. Participants earn 2 course credits (8 credit hours) in Environmental Studies. Please contact Dr. David Haskell (program director) with any questions (dhaskell at sewanee dot edu; Tel: 931 598 1918). The application deadline for 2003 was January 18th (see here for details). Please check back for deadlines for the 2004 program, or send an email to the program director to place your name on the "reminder list".
The following pages provide more information:
Ecology, Evolution, and Agriculture
Life in the Wheat House
Program costs and application process