Prequisites: DSP 211 & 212
Credits: 11 - 12
This course equips students with practical, restorative and sustainable agriculture, food production and community development skills to address these very issues and bring hope for the future. Participants will be equipped with knowledge and fundamental skills to impact the lives of multiple people groups from rural farmers to urbanites. The course presents a transformational biblical perspective on farming and food production and the great value that God places on farming as an occupation. Participants will learn soil rebuilding techniques, appropriate plant choices, varying food producing methods with application and appropriate integrations, plant nutrition and natural pest and disease management, agro-forestry, permaculture, bee-keeping, human nutrition, natural medicines, business and leadership development, and animal agriculture all within the context of people-centered community development.