Classroom Module
 Due Tuesday, June 7th.

Post your urban agriculture site suitability analysis data on the class web site and submit a 4-6 page written report  (hard copy, stapled, double spaced) describing and critically reflecting upon your experience doing the project.

  • Reflect on your experience doing the class exercises in light of one of more of the class learning objectives (on the syllabus).  Feel free to add a photo and or diagram.
  • Weave into your reflection one or more of the course's readings. This is a key point!  This is a critical reflection. We want you go beyond a jounal entry with anectodes (which are ok to include). We want this to be a piece of scholarship that engaged the literature --the conversation of others who think and write about your subject matter.
  • Include a bibliography --which should list a link to your video.
  • Include a few bullets after the bibliography that identifies the lots you looked evaluated.

Seperately hand in a peer review. The peer review will be 1 paragraph describing:

1. who was in your group 
2. each person's contribution to the poster
3. one person in your group who should get extra credit for exceptional contributions to the project
4. one person in your group who contributed less that everyone else.
Put the peer review in a SEALED envelope with your name written clearly on it. 
If you DID NOT work in a group, you need to hand in a paper or envelope with your name, saying something like "I worked alone on the poster project."
 Due Tuesday, June 7th.  no later than 6pm on Tuesday, June 7. No late papers will be accepted.Turn in stapled hard copy in the Comm building, in the room next to the mailboxes, ground floor of MCC near undergraduate student advising. There will be a cubby with our class number on it.

Learning Objectives

  1. Define food justice; discuss how food justice intersects with other conceptions of justice (global, social, economic, and environmental), and with inequities involving race, class, gender and governance.
  2. Gain comparative and holistic knowledge of today’s food systems (production, distribution, consumption, and waste) with an emphasis on food system problems and their possible solutions.
  3. Analyze how the food choices we make as individuals collectively influence political, socio-economic and ecological changes taking place locally, regionally and globally.
  4. Develop analytic, research and writing skills to examine how low-income communities of color are disproportionately impacted by food injustice in part thru structural racism  (socio-economic and institutions relationships that tend to oppress people of color—e.g., wage discrimination and poor working conditions for food and farmworkers of color).
  5. Evaluate food justice contributions to political debates shaping science and technology policy, including the biological revolution currently transforming global agriculture (e.g., genetically modified organisms, corporate control over seed distribution and use).
  6. Explore the idea of food justice and alternative food systems in the context of neighborhood, city, metropolitan and regional policy and planning (describe key challenges from a governance standpoint: food councils, food alliances, urban-rural coalitions, bioregionalism).
  7. Analyze the political strategies and capabilities of food justice organizations and movements in San Diego (identify what they are doing, where, how and why; and chart opportunities to get involved).