Subject: Plant Science
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 1 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours
College: Agriculture and Bioresources
Department: Plant Sciences


This multi-disciplinary course introduces students to the concept of producing food in an urban setting and takes a more in-depth look at our evolving food system. In addition to learning how to grow fruits and vegetables, students will learn about the nutritional aspects, storage requirements and utilization of crops. Topics including urban livestock, aquaculture, apiculture, rooftop gardening, hobby greenhouse production, and environment modification will be briefly discussed. Students will learn how the urban food production movement has influenced urban design and utilization of land within urban settings. Environmentally friendly practices including water harvesting, composting, organic production, and integrated pest management will be discussed.

Prerequisite(s): 30 credit units or permission from the instructor.

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