[permaculture] Taking Applications for the 10th International Agroecology Course

rafter t. sass rafter at liberationecology.org
Sun Mar 29 11:52:29 EDT 2009

The field of agroecology is one of the many 'fellow travelers' to the  
permaculture movement.
If permaculture had focused more closely on crop ecology and community  
development, and embraced academic research rather than (mostly)  
spurned it, it would look something like the agroecology movement.

Fortunately, it didn't - more functional diversity in the system! This  
should be an incredible course.

rafter t. sass
The Liberation Ecology Project
skype: raughter

Dear Colleagues, Please share this training opportunity in agroecology  
with any who might be interested:

10th Annual International Agroecology Shortcourse

Special Focus:
Participatory Action Research in Agroecology to Support Sustainable  
Foods Systems

Organized and Coordinated by:

V. Ernesto Méndez & Stephen R. Gliessman
The University of Vermont’s (UVM) College of Agriculture and Life  
Sciences (CALS) Plant & Soil Science Dept., Environmental Program,  
Center for Sustainable Agriculture, CUPS office, Continuing Education  
· University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) · Program in Community  
and Agroecology (PICA) · Community Agroecology Network (CAN) · Heifer  

Place:             The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT, U.S.A.

Dates:               5-18 July, 2009

This year’s International Agroecology Short Course has a special focus  
on conceptualizing and applying participatory action research (PAR)  
approaches in agroecology to develop and support sustainable food  
systems. In addition to providing a solid introduction to the field of  
agroecology, the course presents a critical overview of participatory  
approaches and methods, illustrated with long-term, ongoing PAR  
processes in the U.S. and Latin America.  This year’s setting in  
beautiful Vermont will allow participants to learn about one of the  
strongest locally-driven food systems in the United States.

For more information contact Ursula Georgeoglou at vtagroecology at gmail.com 

Information on past agroecology courses and the organizers can be  
viewed here: http://www.agroecology.org/Shortcourse.html; http://www.agroecology.org/People.html 
; http://www.uvm.edu/~emendez/

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