PLHRT 4270

PLHRT 4270

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Gardens are a powerful catalyst for learning, an important avenue to community development, and assist families in understanding the link between local food and their well-being. Examine the garden's role in community food security/justice. Learn about programs which address food security through gardening, such as Seed to Supper, based on an Oregon Food Bank model. Work in teams to practice workshops that will be presented to future facilitators in the spring semester, to prepare them to lead effective garden-based programs. Consider the capabilities and skills needed by facilitators who prepare novice gardeners to connect with others in their communities, grow in confidence, and successfully raise a portion of their own food on a limited budget. Students are expected to take PLHRT 4271 in the spring semester and use their facilitation skills with community audiences.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: juniors and seniors, but other students should contact instructor to determine whether this course is an appropriate fit.

Course Attribute (CU-CEL)

  • Articulate factors which contribute to hunger and food insecurity, and investigate the role of garden-based activities which may foster community food security.
  • Use tools (including but not limited to reflection, gardening, supported facilitation/teaching practice) to help you connect and extend your academic knowledge in this arena to the community activities in which we engage.
  • Observe and participate in effective programs, models and approaches which prepare diverse facilitators to engage in and lead garden-based learning approaches in communities based on those community members' needs.
  • Reflect on and examine your attitudes and beliefs through engaged actions with key community voices who lead and are involved with these programs. Explore your own identity and recognize the assumptions which inform your worldview.
  • Use skills gained to practice effective facilitation in teaching sessions with your peers.
  • Demonstrate the capability to work both independently and in cooperation with others and use strategies to deal with dissonance and difficulty as it arises.

View Enrollment Information

  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 16714 PLHRT 4270   LEC 001

  • Enrollment preference given to juniors and seniors, but other students should contact instructor to determine whether this course is an appropriate fit.