Cultivating Sustainability through Participatory
Place-Based Education and Community Food Systems in
Presented to the Faculty
of the University of Alaska Fairbanks
in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements
Based in Department of
Gardening at Howard Luke’s camp,
Produce from Howard’s camp,
The powerpoint shown during the defense:
Video of the public defense:
Dr. Laura Henry-Stone's Dissertation
Sustainable Gardening and Foods Curriculum
for Interior Alaska Schools: Grades 7-10
Communities in Interior Alaska face many challenges to sustainability.
This participatory action research investigates how place-based education
concerning local food systems can help meet some of these challenges.
The collaborative design of gardening curriculum at the Effie Kokrine
Charter School in Fairbanks, Alaska serves as a demonstration project
for similar educational initiatives and also illuminates components of
pedagogy for sustainability emerging around the globe.