Middlebury

ENVS0332A-F21

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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91670
Subject Code:
ENVS
Course Number:
0332
Section Identifier:
A

Course

ENVS 0332

All Sections in Fall 2021

Fall 2021

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