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Course at UVic: Urban Restoration and Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Organization: 
University of Victoria
Date of Event: 
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 (All day) to Sunday, November 13, 2016 (All day)

Urban areas and agricultural lands are highly modified landscapes. In this course, we examine how an ecological perspective can be applied to restoring urban areas and approaches to agriculture that promote sustainability and support biodiversity. The course covers two related topics: urban restoration and urban agriculture including sustainable agricultural systems. Urban restoration topics include:

  • green space and greenways
  • maintenance and restoration of native species
  • protection and restoration of urban streams and wetlands, including management of storm water
  • and parks for nature versus recreation Urban agriculture addresses permaculture, composting and organic gardening.

Sustainable agriculture is approached from an agro-ecological perspective, and includes topics such as:

  • nutrient cycling and waste management
  • soil conservation
  • integrated pest management
  • agroforestry
  • holistic resource management Local and international issues in agricultural sustainability are also discussed in this course.
Contact: 
Laura Biggs
PO Box 1700 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W2Y2
Canada
Phone: 
(250) 721-8463
BCSLA Event: 
Project: Telus Atrium Garden
Landscape Architect / Firm: Sharp & Diamond Landscape Architecture Inc in collaboration with Cornelia Hahn Oberlander
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Photo Credit: Brett Hitchins