Schedule + prompt
Nov 23 meet in garden
(pop) quiz on garden how-tos—review blog posts
wrap up garden, tend beds
brainstorming on paper—books, resources, groups
Nov 25 no class—Thanksgiving vacation
Nov 30 finish Vibrator
Dec 2 meet in ORL kitchen (same space as where we made soba)
Cook + eat lunch
Dec 7 and 9 NO office hours (I’m in Madison)
Please make appointment via email for paper consults
Dec 14 Tuesday by 12 noon—paper due in my mailbox. E-copy due by 5pm.
Write a paper of 7-10 pages (@250-300 w/p=1750-3000w) in which you draw up a plan for the garden for one season (one round of harvesting). Using both practical how-to knowledge you have gained throughout the semester, and drawing on critiques of food we have read, explain the process and the concepts that guide you.
Start your paper with ONE image, and an interpretation of that image. You may use any further images you like from the ‘net or print media. Make sure their relation to your narrative is clear, and that they are captioned.
You have a budget of up to $15,000 (to build things), but you need not use all or even any of it.
Some issues to address:
–do you want to spend most of your time philosophizing (a la Fukuoka)? Or most of your time telling “how-to” and designing a space? Be clear about your expectations so your reader can follow your ideas.
–are there things to take from the current garden?
–what will you plant? What are the reasons you selected these things (ease of growing, deliciousness, demand in community, etc.)?
–how do you define community in the community garden? What needs do you want to serve?
–how will it be maintained?