Dates: October 27 – December 16
Class format: Zoom classroom
Instructor: Jennifer Santry
Find out how to make a farm, homestead, or garden a reality and to make current agricultural endeavors more sustainable, efficient, and profitable. Students will learn sustainable theory and be able to apply this to the nuts and bolts of market gardens, food forests, livestock management, and small farm operations. This class may include students from multiple sections. Learn the principles of sustainable agriculture for animal, crop, and garden production.
Basic farm and garden production techniquesMarket gardens, food forests, and livestock managementFarm planning and managingOrganic, holistic, permaculture, biodynamic, and agroforestry practices
Requirements: a computer with microphone and the ability to download the Zoom add on to use on a PC, tablet, or phone.
Instructor Bio: Jennifer Santry
Teaches online courses in the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Certificate at Peninsula College and UMASS Amherst’s online Sustainable Food and Farming Bachelor’s Program. Jen is currently working on her Ed.D. in Educational Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin Steven’s Point. She moved to the Olympic Peninsula in 2014 to pursue her lifelong dream of designing and developing a family farmstead. She has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years as an environmental instructor, land and animal conservationist, and local food advocate. Jen graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BS in Zoology and completed her Masters in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. As the former Community Programs Director at the High Country Conservation Center in Colorado, Jen developed and implemented sustainable food programs including community gardens, student-run CSAs, and urban farming policies. These days, she loves getting her hands dirty in her garden and teaching her two boys where good food comes from.
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