This summer, the College Farm will host two summer courses, open to current Dickinson students, alumni, and non-Dickinson students! Information on fees, registration deadlines, and all Dickinson summer classes can be found here.
SUST 200: Renewable Energy Field Course
This course will cover the rationale, science, and practical implementation of renewable energy technologies available for use in residential, business, and developing world applications, including solar electric, solar thermal, biogas, biodiesel, wind, and microhydro systems. Curriculum will include readings, lectures, and exams combined with field trips and hands-on labs focused on designing, developing, and testing small scale renewable energy projects.
This class will take place on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays from 1:30pm to 4:30pm.
SUST 200: Food Systems Exploration: Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture
This course aims to provide students with a full-spectrum experience in what it means to be a farmer and consumer in the 21st century. Students will explore the theories and practices of sustainable food production plus learn about the issues facing farmers and consumers, from field to farmers’ market. The curriculum will include readings, lectures, and exams along with hands-on experience in food production, field-based research labs, and field trips.
Classes will run Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 11:30am.