The University of California, Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems published the 2nd edition of Teaching Direct Marketing and Small Farm Viability: Resources for Instructors edited by UH West Oʻahu’s Dr. Albie Miles and colleagues. The publication is the companion guide to the 3rd edition of Teaching Organic Farming & Gardening (2015) and is designed to assist instructors with educating students about how to make farms economically viable.
The 2nd edition features
- Revised and expanded lecture outlines and resource sections
- New units on labor, food safety, and marketing basics
- New information on social media and on-farm events
- New focus on business planning for building resilience
Albie Miles is assistant professor of sustainable community food systems at the University of Hawaiʻi – West Oʻahu. Miles received his PhD in environmental science, policy and management from the University of California at Berkeley in 2013. His natural science research explores the synergies between farming system biodiversity and the provisioning of globally important ecosystem services from agriculture. His social science research explores the socio-economic and political obstacles to a more ecologically sustainable and socially equitable food system. Miles teaches a wide range of courses on the topics of agroecology and sustainable food systems, and developed the undergraduate concentration in sustainable community food systems at UH West Oʻahu. He has an extensive background in curriculum development and post-secondary education emphasizing experiential and hands-on learning, and held posts at the Organic Agriculture Program at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz.