Middlebury

ENVS 0332

The Perennial Turn

The Perennial Turn
The work of repairing Earth—response-ably attending to life-nourishing human and more-than-human interrelationships—starts at scales of self and community. Power dynamics, thoughtways, humans and planet Earth changed when our ancestors began annually disrupting soil ecosystems and storing surplus food. We explore notions of perennial thinking and action through readings, direct experience, and work with local partners at the forefront of the perennial turn. Combining ancient and contemporary knowledges in science, history, philosophy, spirituality, and more, we investigate thinking more like a prairie than a plow. How might we regrow deep roots and craft ways that align with current understandings of Universe, Earth, life? How might we support resilient, multi-generational, place-based learning, doing, being? 3 hrs. sem., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL

Sections

Spring 2023

ENVS0332A-S23 Seminar
ENVS0332W-S23 Discussion

Fall 2021

ENVS0332A-F21 Seminar (Lapin, Canter, Vitek)
ENVS0332Z-F21 Discussion (Lapin, Vitek)

Fall 2020

ENVS0332A-F20 Seminar (Lapin, Canter, Vitek)

Fall 2019

ENVS0332A-F19 Seminar (Lapin, Canter, Vitek)

Fall 2018

ENVS0332A-F18 Seminar (Lapin, Canter, Vitek)