2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENV360: Hydroponics Practicum

3 Credit(s)
This course is a three-part practicum for any student interested in the biological, economic, and social dimensions of bringing food from farm to table.  Part 1 reviews recent and classic literature on the local food movement. In Part 2, students maintain, cultivate, and harvest hydroponic systems with an emphasis on maximizing yield. For Part 3, they learn through practical experience about the socioeconomic processes involved in bringing produce to market. Students should anticipate spending three hours of class time in addition to three hours in the hydroponic research lab per week. Some weekend time for the farmer’s market is required.