The burgeoning local farm and food movement is growing strong community connections along with crops and meat. This course, aimed at those involved or aspiring to be involved in community-integrated farms and food production, will cover the wide range of systems related to sustainable, regenerative agriculture—site planning, barnyard layout, greenhouses, energy independence, business planning, and much more.
This class is an opportunity to take a firsthand, in-depth look at some of the most pioneering farms, farmers, and value-added food producers in the country. Touring these farms, students will have the chance to chronicle farm operations, observe how they are organized and constructed, and ask questions of farmers and owners. In the studio we will imagine, prioritize, and plan a farm infrastructure and system of your own.
Previous students have gone on to develop Farm Design Studios in their architecture firms or to start farms of their own. Others have spent their studio time developing plans for a farm tourism destination, a brewery and distillery, and much more.
Competency Level: Beginner to Intermediate
AIA credits: 35 -- Qualifies for HSW and SD requirements.
For more more information and to register, visit: http://www.yestermorrow.org/workshops/detail/farm-design?StartDate=2013-03-26&SortColumn=StartDate&SortDir=ASC&CategorySlug=aia-credit-courses