Offers students hands-on permaculture skills for productive landscapes. Students gain applied skills through direct observation of and interaction with permaculture systems, including an edible forest garden, stormwater irrigation system, greenhouse, constructed pond, earth-bermed root cellar, and living roof. This course combines on-site lectures describing landscape management procedures and hands-on installation activities such as mulching, planting, pruning and light-construction.
Special Requirement: Field trips. Students assume any travel costs. Students must use gardening hand tools, work in soil for an extended period of time, and traverse sloped landscape.
This is the non-credit option of AGR 115. For more information about blended learning classes go to: www.gcc.mass.edu/blended