First Year Fusion

 Three Different Sessions  Aug 13-18  |  Aug 19-25  |  Aug 20-25


HON 101  Gardening for Change (Honors Fusion)

Gardening for Change lets you ground yourself in the earth and get your hands dirty growing and harvesting food while exploring critical issues such as food justice, sustainable farming, and restorative agriculture. You’ll spend 3 days / 2 nights at the Maine Local Living School where you’ll participate in life on a local homestead and “unplug” to reflect on our relationship with the earth.

During the fall semester, you’ll tend to the on-campus UMF Community Garden and other campus grow-spots, visit local farms and food banks as you explore, discuss and write about gardening for change. Prerequisites: Acceptance in the UMF Honors Program, or permission of instructor.  Course Fee: $260

HON 101 Urban Maine: The Stories and Sounds (Honors Fusion)

Maine is more than a pastoral vacationland. Its cities like Portland and Belfast continue to evolve and add new layers to their unique histories. In Urban Maine: The Stories and Sounds, you’ll travel to these two coastal cities to meet with a wide variety of Maine urbanites: from fishermen to artists, shopkeepers to chefs.

During the fall semester, you’ll gather and document individual narratives and soundscapes, and then create your own work in the form of audio podcasts, sound collages and videos. Course Fee: $50

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University of Maine at Farmington
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