Explores cooperative member-owned business models (co-ops) and their various forms of democratic ownership with a focus on the local food economy. Students form groups and receive mentorship in creating their own co-op enterprise with the goals of strengthening food security, sustainability, and/or food access. Interactive workshops and guest speakers inform students' understanding of the local food economy in the Pioneer Valley.
This is the credit-free offering of AGR 114. For more information about blended learning classes click here: Blended Learning
"This is an Inside Out class; meets inside Franklin County House of Corrections.
There is a special application and interview process; contact instructor to apply and register: Andrew Stachiw firstname.lastname@example.org.