Course: AG314 - Sustainable Urban Agriculture TC
Grade: 11, 12
Subject Area: Agri-Science
Type: Standard, Potential College Credit
Why should I care about farming? Do you like to eat? Then you should care about the science behind your food supply. Feeding the world’s ever-increasing urban populations presents both significant challenges and surprising opportunities. As cities continue to grow, millions of individual families, and governments are turning to forms of urban agriculture to help meet their food security needs. Urban agriculture practices involve the growing, processing, and distribution of food and other products through intensive plant cultivation and sustainability. Learn more about urban agricultural practices through hands-on learning growing produce in the greenhouses, community gardens, local community, and even your own backyard. Topics include worm composting, gardening, local foods nutrition, marketing, food system mapping, and further investigations in the food supply. You will create a plan to grow and market your products.
Explain the importance of economics and basic economic principles
Differentiate among economic resources
Practice maintenance of regular checking and savings accounts
Identify personal financial management tools and strategies
Develop an organizational chart
Explain the benefits and liabilities of owning an agricultural business
Prepare a personal budget
Identify the components of the marketing process
Set profit goals
Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.