SAG 260   Sustainable Soil Management (3 Hours)

Establishment and maintenance of soil health is the starting point and goal of sustainable agriculture. This course introduces students to the management of healthy soil for the purpose of producing healthy food. Students will discover the physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil with an emphasis on soil ecosystems. Theory and practice in managing soil as a living system to be nurtured rather than a resource to be mined will be developed through lectures, discussion, and activities utilizing Open Petal Farm as a natural lab.