Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.17
Liaison David Fisher
Submission Date April 11, 2014
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Maharishi University of Management
PAE-21: Sustainability in Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 7.00 / 7.00 Leanne Hays
Administrator
Sustainable Living
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that are focused on or related to sustainability?:
Yes

Number of sustainability continuing education courses offered :
7

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
17

Does the institution have a sustainability-related certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program:

One Year Eco Farmer Certificate: http://www.mum.edu/sustainable-living/ecofarmer
Enter our New Eco-Farmer program and become a change maker in the fresh, local and organic farming sector, which is increasing sales at a rate of 15-20% a year in the US. Leave behind industrial agriculture with its animal confinements, pollution, ecological destruction, GMO crops, and junk food production. Take a first step to enter the new paradigm of the Eco-Farmer, who works to enrich the natural biology of the soil so well it provides all the nutrients and protections that plants need to flourish – and produce truly healthy food in the process.

From understanding and participating in natural cycles through permaculture principles, to planning your own organic family farm, to learning what makes up healthy soil and learning to heal damaged and degraded farmland – you will engage in a comprehensive program that will prepare you to step into the world of holistic farming. Our consciousness / natural law based approach takes students beyond standard organics to an understanding of themselves as a part of the ecological whole, working in tune with nature.

THIS CERTIFICATE WILL NOT BE OFFERED IN ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015 DUE TO CURRICULUM CHANGES - WE MAY INTRODUCE IT AGAIN IN 2015-2016


Year the certificate program was created:
2,012

The website URL where information about sustainability in continuing education courses is available :

Continuing Ed Courses that have been offered:

Darren Doherty - Keyline Plow "Drought Proof Your Farm"
Elaine Ingham - Aerobic compost making, compost tea, and microscopy
Peter Swan - Vedic Organic Agriculture
John Ikerd - Crash Course in Sustainable Economics
Dr. Thimmaiah - Organic, Biodynamic, Vedic Agriculture
Jonathan Lipmann - Vedic Green Vastu Building
Molly Haviland - Aerobic Compost/Compost Tea/Application/Microscopy

These have been one time offerings for continuing ed - Our continuing ed department offers most courses as one time offerings and will repeat them if there is enough interest. The number 17 is the current number offered - the number of total sustainability related courses so far has been 7.

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