While living in the twenty-first century provides us with a world full of wonder and innovation, the art of living has been lost to the average American amidst a sea of technological splendor, media-driven complacency, and a reliance on a corporate and industrial infrastructure. This course will explore various components of an urban homesteading system that can be implemented in any situation. It will provide a hands-on approach in which students will have the opportunity to hone, develop, and share skills that they already have or are interested in learning, as well as be exposed to new skills that will be shared by other students. The class will be a combination of lectures, hands-on demonstrations, and guest speakers, as well as student-led in class presentations and workshops.
Thursday 3:00pm-4:50pm (September 4 – November 6, 2014)
Annette Penny and Julia Clark are Co-Directors at the Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT). They are both Environmental Science students seeking to combine their diverse backgrounds of Julia's unique homeschooling, Annette's avid gardening, and both of their passions for questioning, experimenting, and perpetuating co-curricular education.
Phone: (707) 826 3551
(Subject to change)
Each student is required to pick a topic that relates to the theme of homesteading to focus on throughout the semester. These independent or small group (2-3) projects can be thoroughly researched or thought out (and experimented with, when applicable), and then presented to the rest of the class in the form of a lecture, demonstration, workshop, poem, piece of art, or song. Projects should consider all resources involved and seek to minimize any negative impacts that may arise.
Each student will have 5-10 minutes for their presentation. If you would like more time, please check-in with the course instructors.