Sustainable Living Center
University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)
Santa Cruz, California
July 12–25, 2015
Course Theme: Agroecology, A Global Movement: Tracing Our Roots and Looking Forward
The 16th Annual Agroecology Shortcourse explored the roots of agroecology as a global movement as well as a science and a practice. Santa Cruz, California offers the ideal context to examine historical and current issues of social and environmental equity and sustainability that agroecology movements confront all over the world. The course introduced agroecology and strategically connected the diverse and powerful agroecology experiences and movements active worldwide and created a collective overarching view of the current global situation. We ended the course with a vision of how to better facilitate cross-fertilization across agroecology movements and overcome obstacles to convergence.