LNDC1187 Sustainable Food and Plant Production - Summer

This course is designed to give the student an understanding of the production, culture and marketing of summer floriculture crops as well as the production, harvest and marketing of food crops using sustainable practices. Special emphasis will be given to fall mum production, organic cropping, community supported agriculture, vermiculture practices, mushroom cultivation, permaculture systems, aquaponics, vegetable gardening, strawbale production, microgreen production, outdoor cutflower production and high tunnel food production.

Credits

2

Prerequisite

None

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Perform crop production with hydroponics
Create a production schedule for each crop grown
Manipulate growth parameters
Manipulate photoperiods
Determine crop fertilizer programs
Execute crop harvesting procedures
Apply postproduction techniques
Identify crop insects
Diagnose crop diseases
Document crop information in journal

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
Brooklyn Park Campus - 763-488-2477
Eden Prairie Campus – 952-995-1544

Campus

Brooklyn Park Campus 952-995-1300

Credit Details

lecture:

1

lab:

1