In 2017, we developed a super cool course. It targeted students concerned with social justice, ecological sustainability, and good food, who were also concerned with finding a livelihood that aligned with their values. The course was co-lead by entrepreneur Chris Hildreth (of Topsoil Innovative Urban Agriculture) and Cam Owens (UVic Geography). In an intensive two-week period (from May 7th-18th) the students learned about the problems with the current food system and the opportunity to develop a business growing food sustainably in the city through engaging classroom discussions, local field excursions, and getting their hands dirty at a local urban farm.
Check out this entertaining video of the course produced by Youtube sensation Levi Hildebrand.