The Agroecology Summer Intensive is an undergraduate 10-week, summer, residential curriculum in academic and experiential learning at Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center of Goshen College. It comprises four courses (15 credits) in Sustainable Agriculture: soils, vegetable crops, agroecology and small farm management/produce marketing that count towards the school's Agroecology Minor. A Certificate Program is available for persons not seeking academic credit. Internships are available at the Merry Lea Sustainable Farm. ASI is held at the Rieth Village, 4415 W. 200 S, Albion, IN 46701.
The Agroecology Minor requires four courses in the Agroecology Summer Intensive program plus two additional courses.
Coursework includes Sustainable Agriculture and Sustainable Land Systems. Offers in Interdepartmental minor in energy.
Merry Lea Sustainable Farm, the agricultural component of Goshen College's Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center, serves the Agroecology Summer Intensive program, the Center's K-12 programs, and the Center's Masters in Environmental Education. The "educational farm demonstrat[es] sustainable agriculture practices for students and the visiting public." College and high school students conduct research projects and collect data at the farm.
Miller Farm provides a space for students who study sustainable agriculture to conduct experiments, host discussions, supplement coursework, explore small-scale farmng practices, and more.
The Purdue University Student Farm offers students experiential learning opportunities, serves as a site for undergraduate research on sustainable agriculture, and offers courses to students who participate in the farm's operation.
"Integrated Pathways (IPs) are distinctive programs allowing students to personalize their education?" Students, based on a selected theme, complete "4-6 academic courses, co-curricular work like service or athletics, and a final project...."