Exploring the methods of sustainable agriculture
Agroecology, a cross-disciplinary field emerging over the last twenty years, has bridged the study of agriculture with ecology. Based in the natural sciences, this a field that lends itself to cross-disciplinary studies, especially in integrative studies such as ecological economics and environmental politics. Students interested in Agroecology have the opportunity to enroll in the summer session, which is based at the College’s Jenner Farms, about 20 miles from Prescott. The curriculum of the summer semester explores ways in which conventional agriculture can become resource efficient and sustainable. It challenges the assumptions underlying conventional or small-scale agriculture by designing systems that fundamentally mimic the natural systems of a particular region.
After finishing his B.A. at Prescott College, Colin worked as a Crop Curator at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and Patagonia, Arizona, and as ... Learn more >
Jessica Williams ’08 of Tucson was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship by the National Wildlife Federation to support work on college ... Learn more >
Alumna Nickie Check grows grapes for Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards in the Verde Valley, Arizona and teaches viticulture courses for ... Learn more >
Alumna Melanie Hardy is now the lead farmer at the community farm, Land's Sake in Weston, MA. The farm donates $25,000 worth of vegetables to ... Learn more >
Alumna Gretchen Hoffman works in Washington, D.C. for American Farmland Trust and coordinated the first-ever America's Favorite Farmers ... Learn more >