Middlebury

ENVS 0332

The Perennial Turn, Ag/Culture

The Perennial Turn in Ag and Culture
Increasingly more is being written about transforming business-as-usual to heal negative impacts on biodiversity, ecosystems, and cultures. Can fundamental shifts in thinking help move humanity from destructive power hierarchies and mechanistic worldviews to compatible partnerships with all life? Blending insights from physics, philosophy, communications, and life sciences with ancient and indigenous understandings, we will explore an emerging story of thinking more like a prairie than a plow. In efforts toward imaginative ways forward that offer just, reasonable, and resilient alternatives, we explore notions of perennial thinking through readings and community-engaged learning in the spheres of food/agriculture, teaching/learning, the healing and creative arts, and spirituality. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
Environmental Studies
Department:
Prog in Environmental Studies
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
PHL

Sections

Fall 2020

ENVS0332A-F20 Seminar (Lapin, Barnicle, Vitek)

Fall 2019

ENVS0332A-F19 Seminar (Lapin, Barnicle, Vitek)

Fall 2018

ENVS0332A-F18 Seminar (Lapin, Barnicle, Vitek)