2015 International Agroecology Shortcourse

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.

The Community Agroecology Network
University of California, Santa Cruz Aboreteum
University of California, Santa Cruz
Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS)
Crary Family Foundation
Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
New Field Foundation
Swift Foundation
Windrose Fund of RSF Social Finance
Agroecology & Rural Livelihoods Group (ARLG), University of Vermont; Food First; Berkeley Food Institute; Sociedad Cientifica Latinoamericana de Agroecología (SOCLA); The Food Commons; Pesticide Action Network (PANNA); Community Alliance for Family Farmers (CAFF); Claudia Webster; and Swanton Berry Farm