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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

Winter 2021

On-Line
Dec 7, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
Renee Ciulla
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71157
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Base Cost: $1,446 ($482/credit)
Term Fee: $47
Start date: Dec 07, 2020
End date: Jan 16, 2021
Last day to add: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to drop: Dec 11, 2020
Last day to withdraw: Dec 31, 2020