We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Agroecology Summer Intensive at Merry Lea (May 31 to July 30, 2016).  Click here to learn more about the application process.  

Agroecology Summer Intensive video by ASI students 

video by Christina Gomez, 2014


The Agroecology Summer Intensive (ASI) is a residential program based at Rieth Village, the undergraduate collegiate programming center of Merry Lea Environmental Learning Center.  The ASI is the keystone of the agroecology track in Goshen College’s environmental science major.  However. the Agroecology Summer Intensive is open to students of all majors and welcomes students from other colleges who can transfer earned credits to their home institutions.  A certificate program is open to individuals who desire the experience but don’t need the college credit.


Why is the ASI so broadly relevant?  Agroecology - small scale sustainable agriculture with its emphasis on biological systems  - is an important part of the growing effort to make human activities compatible with natural ecosystems.  ASI students not only learn about growing food, but also gain practical life skills while engaging in interdisciplinary learning. 

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