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Really excited about this. I am teaching a 3-credit course this fall on sustainable food systems planning for the first time. Topics will include food production, processing, distribution, consumption, waste, community development, food justice, food access, equity, education, children, farmland preservation, local farmers and farm workers, food activism, and food regulations. Presentations will be done by a number of guest speakers, representing Norris Square Neighborhood Project, SHARE Food Program, Garden Justice Legal Initiative, Hatboro-Horsham School District, Farm to City, and Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. Besides, three interesting field trips to Pennypack Farm, Philadelphia Urban Creators, and Weavers Way will be part of the course. Students are required to do service learning activities with any food systems related organization. I am still thinking about the final project. Most probably students will design a community garden or urban farm for a school or nonprofit organization around Temple University main campus. Students will also do research on regulatory practices related to urban agriculture in major US cities. This is a cross-listed course with one PhD student, three masters level students, and 12 undergraduate students.

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