By Laura Sayre,Sean Clark,Frederick L. Kirschenmann
Where will the subsequent iteration of farmers come from? what's going to their farms appear like? Fields of studying: the scholar Farm circulation in North America offers a concrete set of solutions to those pressing questions, describing how, at quite a lot of faculties and universities around the usa and Canada, scholars, college, and employees have joined jointly to set up on-campus farms as outside laboratories for agricultural and cultural schooling. From one-acre gardens to five-hundred-acre crop and farm animals farms, pupil farms foster hands-on food-system literacy in an international the place the shortcomings of input-intensive traditional agriculture became more and more obvious. they supply a context during which disciplinary barriers are bridged, highbrow and guide talents are cultivated jointly, and summary rules approximately sustainability are positioned to the test.
Editors Laura Sayre and Sean Clark have assembled a quantity of essays written via pioneering educators without delay inquisitive about the founding and administration of fifteen of the main influential pupil farms in North the US. prepared chronologically, Fields of Learning illustrates how the coed farm circulation originated within the 19th century, won flooring within the Nineteen Seventies, and is prospering this present day -- from the collage of California--Davis to Yale collage, from Hampshire university to principal Carolina group university, from the collage of Montana to the college of Maine.
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Fields of Learning: The Student Farm Movement in North America (Culture of the Land) by Laura Sayre,Sean Clark,Frederick L. Kirschenmann