Academics

UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATES COURSES
  • SAGES Challenge of Sustainability (USNA 124)
  • SAGES The Future of Food (USNA 252)
  • SAGES The Life the Green Mind (FSCC 100-100)
  • Intro to Environmental Thinking (ESTD 101)
  • Principles of Ecology (BIOL351L/451L)
  • Genes, Evolution and Ecology (BIOL 214)
  • Microbiology Laboratory (BIOL 344)
  • Introductory Entomology (BIOL 318/418)
  • Weatherhead Sustainability Seminar - Public Health Nutrition class (NTRN 530)
  • Capstone Projects (BIOL 388 and 390)
  • Capstone Projects Nursing School
  • Public Health Nutrition (NTRN 550)
RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Determine whether chia, Salvia hispanica, can be used as a viable cover crop and pollinator resource and whether this once important food source can be reintroduced to various parts of the world. Information on chia and the field trial can be found on the USDA

SOURCES Program

Study of CO2 footprint generated by the Food Production Program (SURES)

Nutrition Department. School of Medicine

- The nutrition department is studying the effects of a garden-based nutritional intervention on children's knowledge of vegetables.

Department of Biology

- Biocontrols: Effect of biocontrols on pest populations
- Soil Study: Nutrients retention, microorganisms on topsoil, soil water retention (SPUR, BIOL 388, BIOL 399)
- Study on cover crops, garden seed banks and insect populations. These studies are in collaboration with the University of Puerto Rico (SPUR)

Weatherhead School of Management

- An environmental economics class is preparing a crop yield analysis for the 2010 growing season.

School of Engineering

- Engineers Without Borders (EWB) CWRU chapter worked on an irrigation project and in a hydroponic system - Civil Engineering: a high tunnel house railing system design on the farm.

COMMUNITY OUTREARCH PROGRAMS

Local High School Interns: Several local schools students are working at the Farm doing senior projects or summer projects. For the last two years the Farm hosted students from Hawken, University Schools and Laurel School.

Local Schools Visitation Program: . Local schools visit the farm to learn about local food production including composts, biocontrols and honey production.

Continuing Education Course: Several courses on the continuing education office are being offered in the topic related to food production including beekeeping classes, mushrooms production and herbs growing.