Urban Agriculture and Climate Change: “The New Normal”

Join Instructor Mason Trappio to gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer and the growth of new crops.

About this Event

This course informs the urban and peri-urban farmer about how climate change affects them and provides strategies for how to successfully adapt.

Length of Course: 1 hour

Dates:

July 9, 2020

July 23, 2020

August 6, 2020

August 20, 2020

Course Fees: Free

Course Description:

Our growing environments are affected, to varying degrees, by climate change. Increased temperatures, greenhouse emissions, and insect populations all challenge our farming operations. In this course, you will gain an understanding of how climate change affects the urban farmer, and new crops to grow in this New Normal.

Credentials Earned: This a noncredit stand-alone course.

What You Will Learn:

– How climate change can impact farming operations

– How to use cover crops to mitigate climate change

– How to use climate-smart crops in the face of climate change

Who should participate? Anyone can participate

Registration Information: TBA

Course Instructor: Mason Trappio

For further information about the course, please contact course instructor Mason Trappio directly at mason@africulturepodcast.com, or Director of the Center for Urban Agriculture and Gardening Education, Che Axum, directly at mchezaji.axum@udc.edu.

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