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Masters in Community Gardening for Valerie

  • Subject: [cg] Masters in Community Gardening for Valerie
  • From: Sharon Gordon <gordonse@one.net>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 13:46:10 -0500

I would go to a place that would let you put together an interdisciplinary 
degree
composed of the following courses, workshops, and internships:

***Courses***
Landscape Design/Architecture including info on land design for water catching
Greenhouse Design and Basic Growing
Ethnic Foods, How to Grow and Cook; with Intro to Agricultural Experiments
          with associated garden and greenhouse lab work
Intro to Nutrition and Culturally appropriate foods
Commercial Cooking and certification
Intro to Chicken Tractors and Poultry Care
Urban/Suburban/Rural Planning
Basic Parks and Recreation Design including organization of large community 
events
Use and construction with Natural Building Materials with Hands On Labs
Intro to Politics, Advocacy, and Land Use Law
Marketing, Selling,  and Psychology to Facilitate Group Dynamics and Build 
Relationships
Intro to Planning/Design/Development of Community Social Work Projects
Grant Writing, Budgeting, and Basic Accounting
Spanish 101, 102
An Asian Language 101
Recent Refuge Language 101

***Workshops***
Grow Biointensive 3 day work shop and 5 day teacher's workshop
      http://www.growbiointensive.org or http://www.bountifulgardens.org
Permaculture Design Course http:www.permacultureactivist.net
As many as you can take at National and International Community Garden 
Conferences
Compost building
Water catching devices
Seed Saving and Preservation of Heirloom Varieties

***Internships***
University of Santa Cruz Intensive Gardening Internship
     http://zzyx.ucsc.edu/casfs/index.html
     http://zzyx.ucsc.edu/casfs/training/index.html
     a chance to talk with Albie Miles and read the results of his garden
      and nutrition experiment while you are there
Aprovecho Appropriate Technology
     http://www.efn.org/~apro/intern.html
Assistant community garden manager at some place pretty complex
Assistant in a Soup Kitchen or Kids Cafe, preferably one associated with
      a Community Garden
Directed Permaculture Design of Community Garden Sites


Sharon
gordonse@one.net




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