Urban Agriculture & Food Activism
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Division: University-wide Programs
Department: Environmental Studies
Course Number: UENV 4704
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Food Studies
- Environmental Studies
- Urban Environment
This course explores relationships between urban food production and social and environmental activism. As a class, we review various types of urban agriculture and motivations for engaging in food production in cities. We consider links between urban agriculture and contemporary social movements for urban sustainability and justice (e.g., green jobs, food justice, urban greening). Throughout the semester we also explore our own positionality as university-based stakeholders in the local urban food system. The course includes guest lectures and field trips, as well as participation in a community project.
Open to Undergraduate students.