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Oceanside: 1 Barnard Drive Oceanside, CA 92056 | San Elijo: 3333 Manchester Avenue Cardiff, CA 92007 | CLC: 1831 Mission Avenue Oceanside, CA 92058

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture

This course introduces sustainable agriculture and agro-ecological theory from a multi-disciplinary scientific perspective. It will focus on the application of sustainability concepts to growth and production of edible, ornamental, and specialty crops in the temperate southern California climate. Diverse agricultural systems and practices and their relative sustainability are analyzed for suitability to site and environment. Topics include the history and evolution of agriculture as well as historical, conventional, and alternative farming systems with a focus on modern applications and present day environmental concerns.

Course Number: 2381

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