Courses in Biology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies and Health Sciences provide Lesley students the opportunity the better understand how to repair and preserve the world's environment.
The Natural Sciences and Mathematics undergraduate program at Lesley University offers more than 50 sustainability related courses across multiple majors. The following majors, through coursework, internship placement and partnerships, allow students to build a strong perspective on contemporary sustainability practices:
The Lesley Garden is located on the Doble campus, directly behind 24 Mellen St. It is a student-created, organic, urban edible garden used for education, scientific research and connecting with nature.
Under the guidance of Professor Aileen Bellwood, students spend 2 semesters learning about the biological, ecological, and social impacts of how food is grown. Topics explored include: sustainable food systems, conscious eating, medicinal herbs, garden ecology, life in the soil, seed saving, permaculture, organic gardening, indoor seed-starting, community involvement, as well as harvesting, preparing, and preserving food. Students in the class take collaborative responsibility for the regular maintenance and future development of the Lesley Urban Garden.
The garden grounds are open year-round for nature exploration, meditation, and personal enjoyment. Please contact the Lesley Gardening Class to inquire about utilizing the garden for outdoor classroom activities or independent research.
We are seeking donations of good-quality loam, assorted gardening tools, irrigation hoses, a wheelbarrow, and 12-inch lumber (for building raised beds). Monetary donations are always greatly appreciated.We are seeking volunteers to help maintain the garden, especially through late spring and summer (May-August). Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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