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Sustainability E-Learning Course

Event Date : September 1, 2011

If you are interested in an international, interactive and online discussion on what sustainable agriculture, food production,
distribution and consumption should look like and how we can deal with the upcoming issues of water scarcity, climate change and
population growth, then please read on:

At the beginning of the winter term 2011 we would are offering an e-learning course, with a primary focus on

  • Sustainable Nutrition and Consumption
  • Systems Thinking in Organic Farming
  • Redefining Food Systems Efficiency

These e-learning modules are offered by the University of Kassel, Department of Organic Food Quality and Food Culture in
cooperation with the College of the Atlantic in Maine (USA) and The Organic Research Centre (UK).

The course will be taught in English and involve a maximum of 30 students from Germany, the USA and the UK. Students who
participate actively in the course can earn credit equivalents.

For more detailed information, please contact Roger Hitchings, Principal
Consultant at the Organic Research Centre

Course application deadline is 30th June so please get in touch if you are interested!

Please note that there is a Summer Academy at the University of Kassel, Witzenhausen that will be of interest and relevance to
the e-learning course. The subject is Food riots vs. the land of milk and honey 2.0: Ways to sustainable food security.
The deadline for application has been extended to 31st July

Place: University of Kassel, Faculty of Organic Agricultural Sciences, Witzenhausen

Dates: From 2pm on Sunday, 7th August to 2pm on Thursday, 11th of August.

Cost (inclusive of full board and costs for fieldtrips):

  • Single room: 150 Euro
  • Double room: 100 Euro
  • Three bed room: 90 Euro

Support may be available under the Partridge Foundation Funded Trans Atlantic Partnership Project.


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