Winona State University
Bruno Borsari is a native Italian, Associate Professor of Biology at Winona State University and holds 24 years experience in habitat restoration and sustainable agriculture. He earned his Doctor of Agricultural Science degree (D.Ag.Sc.) from the University of Bologna in Italy in 1986 and his Ph.D. from the University of New Orleans in 2001. He taught and practiced farming, agroforestry and habitat (prairie) restoration in various countries (mainly west and central Africa). He consulted Italian farmers to transition from conventional agriculture to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and assisted them to pursue organic certification for their farms. In the U.S. Dr. Borsari served in the board of the Louisiana Organic Association (LOA), was President of the Cajun Prairie Restoration Society and was part of the Southern Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (SSAWG). Prior to his relocation to Winona he was an Assistant Professor of agroecology at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania and an active member of the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA). He maintains membership with The Land Institute in Salina, KS and the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA. His publications record demonstrates his research interests in prairie restoration ecology, biology/science education, sustainability, agricultural education reform and local foods. Gardening, cooking, beekeeping, playing music and singing are his main hobbies.
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The Ecological Footprint Dilemma part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Activities
How big is your ecological footprint? This case will assist students in quantifying this construct and allow them to reflect on life styles and alternative approaches that can help them reduce their ecological impacts.
Agroecology part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
An introduction to the theory of agroecology and the current practices of sustainable agriculture. The components of farm management will be studied within the context of a complex ecosystem. Class time will be ...
Teaching Approaches for Sustainability Education part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Essays
Bruno Borsari, Biology, Winona State University My proposed model of instruction for sustainability education is focusing on learning about the natural resource base, which provides food, fiber, renewable energy ...