- Teacher: Zac Henson
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Popular education is the most important tool in movement work. Popular education was developed in resistance to traditional education that sees the teacher as the knowing-subject and the student as the passive recipient of knowledge. Instead, the job of teaching is the facilitate the creation of learning communities win which teachers and students learn from each other. Teachers become teacher-students and students become student-teachers. This devolves the power away from the teacher and creates a democratic learning environment where everyone contributes equally.
The course also studies how urban food production interacts with social, cultural, and political dimensions of the urban environment. We examine the historic and contemporary forces driving urban agriculture, and the ways that it contributes to processes of gentrification, food security, biodiversity, energy conservation, job creation, human health, and well being. We also discuss the importance of urban agriculture for food and restorative justice movements.
- Teacher: Paul Rogé