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This lunchbag lecture course on food and the built environment will include urban agriculture, community gardens, resource management, homesteading, sustainability, green infrastructure, urban farms, tacosheds, community-supported agriculture, night soil, calories, waste and more.

Food and the Built Environment, Winter 2012 UC Davis

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This lunchbag lecture course on food and the built environment will include urban agriculture, community gardens, resource management, homesteading, sustainability, green infrastructure, urban farms, tacosheds, community-supported agriculture, night soil, calories, waste and more.

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    Why food and what's the impact?

    Why food and what's the impact?

    Lecture 1: an introduction to this course about food and the built environment.

    • 46 min
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    Urban Homesteading

    Urban Homesteading

    Lecture 3: Rachel Kaplan discusses heirloom skills for sustainable living. Please note there is no lecture 2: please see the PDF available here: http://lda.ucdavis.edu/program/undergrad/coursesites.html

    • 47 min
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    Discussion of the Film "Food, Inc." by Robert Kenner

    Discussion of the Film "Food, Inc." by Robert Kenner

    Lecture 4: Professor Napawan introduces Robert Kenner's film.

    • 46 min
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    The Complexities of Local Food

    The Complexities of Local Food

    Lecture 5: UC Davis' Ryan Galt discusses the concepts of food miles, greenhouse gas emissions and the complexities of local food.

    • 46 min
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    Urban Agriculture and Landscape Architects

    Urban Agriculture and Landscape Architects

    Lecture 6: Ellen Burke discusses the interaction between aesthetics and necessity.

    • 41 min
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    Communal Gardening for Food Production

    Communal Gardening for Food Production

    Lecture 7: Professor Napawan gives a primer on communal food production in urban gardens, which is on the scale somewhere between "empty lot" gardens and "boutique" yet commercial farms.

    • 46 min

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