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June 3-July 12, 2013
The Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute at Hampshire College is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on food production and sustainable agriculture, centered at the vibrant Hampshire College Farm Center.
Over a 6-week period, students, faculty, staff, and alumni will come together as a living and learning community. Students will gain hands-on work experience with the guidance of the Farm Center staff, learn through inquiry-based projects mentored by faculty with a range of expertise, and acquire ownership of knowledge through independent research projects.
The institute will follow food from its origin in the soil, through plant cultivation and animal management; address issues in public health and politics; and end up in the kitchen, breaking bread and assessing the character of the food we produce and eat.
There will be numerous opportunities for community building through roundtable dinner discussions with local farmers and food producers, a weekly film series, and field trips to local farms emphasizing environmental and community sustainability.
Applications are available online.
Tuition and Fees
Required costs to students include tuition and food costs for communal meals during program hours:
6 Week, 8 Credit Equivalent
Room: $1,050 (for residential students)
Communal meals: $400
If you are a Hampshire student interested in seeking financial aid, you should indicate your intent on the application. The financial aid office will be notified directly and will determine if you have any remaining 2012-2013 eligibility for federal grant and loan funds. Students from other colleges should check with their home institutions regarding available financial aid.
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