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The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Designing a Backyard Homestead

STOCKSCH 119

This course explores home-scale food production systems with a focus on permaculture, intensive mini-farming and integrated homesteading. The course integrates both research and practical applications to create home-scale food systems that have the resiliency of natural ecosystems. The essential components of diverse garden systems will be discussed in detail, including edible ecosystem gardens, soil fertility, orchard systems, water management, tools and techniques and planting strategies.
Course Details

Fall 2021

Open

On-Line
Sep 1, 2021 - Dec 8, 2021
Renee Ciulla
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22539
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Base Cost: $1,446 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $50
Start date: Sep 01, 2021
End date: Dec 08, 2021
Last day to add: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to drop: Sep 08, 2021
Last day to withdraw: Oct 28, 2021