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Backyard Gardening

In the age of financial uncertainty, gardening skills are a sought after commodity. This comprehensive and practical 30-hour introduction to backyard gardening in the Pacific Northwest will provide beginners with the requisite skills, knowledge, and support to begin their own organic growing projects at home. At the end of the program participants understand plant growth …

Evolution of Cultural Diets

There are as many dietary traditions around the world as there are cultures. This course explores some of the most significant, extreme and influential cultural food practices and puts them in perspective for modern therapeutic application. This course examines how traditional and contemporary dietary practices around the world have evolved and been influenced by factors …

Materia Medica of Food

This course surveys the therapeutic properties of some of the most common and nutrient-rich foods. As with plant materia medicas, much emphasis will be placed on food monographs. 

Foundations of Holistic Nutrition

This course introduces students to the exciting world of whole foods nutrition and food as medicine. Students explore the attributes of foods and their properties in order to understand what to favour and to avoid in the presence of various pathological syndromes. Students also learn the role digestion plays in nutrition. Dietary philosophies from major …

Politics of Food

The food industry is one of the largest and most powerful in the world. This course examines various positive and negative aspects of the industry, and looks at the environmental impact of the food choices that we make.

Food Therapeutics

Students the simple application of digestion and food theory to achieve general balance and prevent and treat various common syndromes such as colds, digestive upsets, inflammation, deficiency illnesses or weight management. Students gain an understanding of how to utilize food as therapy in an individualized manner through Ayurvedic, TCM, and conventional methods of understanding.