Designing the Local Foodshed was a college-level course curriculum developed and delivered at the University of Miami.
Course Description: Designing a Local Foodshed is a cross‐disciplinary course where students will explore the issues human societies face around food and agriculture. The course will explore theory and practice of local food systems, while creating an understanding of the unique conditions of the Greater Everglades bioregion (southern Florida). This course takes an interactive design‐based approach, where students will generate creative ecological solutions to the challenges of community food security in the Greater Everglades.
1. To create shared learning experiences, both context and content, in the subject of Designing a Local Foodshed
2. To engage in the process of being proficient in one’s home bioregion, in this case The Greater Everglades
3. To further develop the skills needed not just for academic or professional success, but those of a citizen‐designer
4. To draw out of each student the best traits of what it means to be human at a critical time in our history