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Fields of learning : the student farm movement in North America

Author: Laura Browne Sayre; Sean Clark
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2011.
Series: Culture of the land.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Editors Laura Sayre and Sean Clark have assembled a volume of essays written by pioneering educators directly involved in the founding and management of fifteen of the most influential student farms in North America. Arranged chronologically, Fields of Learning illustrates how the student farm movement originated in the nineteenth century, gained ground in the 1970s, and is flourishing today -- from the University  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Laura Browne Sayre; Sean Clark
ISBN: 9780813133744 0813133742 9780813133959 0813133955
OCLC Number: 682895303
Description: xx, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : The student farm movement in context / Laura Sayre --
pt. 1. Roots --
Berea College (1871) : the work college legacy / Sean Clark --
Wilmington College (1946) : balancing education and profitability / Monte R. Anderson and Roy Joe Stuckey --
Sterling College (1962) : working hands, working minds / Julia Shipley --
pt. 2. Back to the land --
Evergreen State College (1972) : interdisciplinary studies in sustainable agriculture / Stephen Bramwell, Martha Rosemeyer, and Melissa Barker --
University of Oregon (1976) : designing for change / Ann Bettman --
University of California, Davis (1977) : moving from the margins toward the center / Mark Van Horn --
Hampshire College (1978) : the agricultural liberal arts / Lorna Coppinger and Ray Coppinger --
pt. 3. Coming of age --
University of Maine (1994) : majoring in sustainable ag / Marianne Sarrantonio --
Central Carolina Community College (1995) : growing new farmers / Robin Kohanowich --
Prescott College (1996) : agroecology as the cultivation of soil and mind / Tim Crews --
University of Montana (1997) : agriculturally supported community / Josh Slotnick --
pt. 4. New directions --
University of British Columbia (2000) : the improbable farm in the world city / Mark Bomford --
New Mexico State University (2002) : planting an OASIS / Constance L. Falk and Pauline Pao --
Michigan State University (2003) : four-season student farming / John Biernbaum --
Yale University (2003) : a well-rounded education / Melina Shannon-DiPietro --
Conclusion : Starting a student farm / Laura Sayre and Sean Clark --
Appendix : An inventory of student farm projects in the United States and Canada.
Series Title: Culture of the land.
Responsibility: edited by Laura Sayre and Sean Clark ; foreword by Frederick L. Kirschenmann.
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Where will the next generation of farmers come from? What will their farms look like? This provides a concrete set of answers to these urgent questions, describing how, at a wide range of colleges  Read more...

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