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AG314 - Sustainable Urban Agriculture TC

Course: AG314 - Sustainable Urban Agriculture TC

Grade: 11, 12

Subject Area: Agri-Science

Type: Standard, Potential College Credit

Credits: 0.5

Course Information:

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.

Outcomes:

  • Conduct research
  • 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

Notes:

This course can fulfill either the Financial Literacy requirement or the CTE requirement. Students may receive transcripted credit for this course from Gateway Technical College.