Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Sustainability-How Do You Make That Happen?

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Sustainability-How Do You Make That Happen?

Article excerpt

As you move from article to article in this issue, don't be concerned about your vision. You are NOT seeing double, there really are two pictures of all the authors. Reading through this group of articles and contemplating the meaning of sustainability, I realized like most things we all take different perspectives on most issues. Sometimes it is almost like there are two people inside of us struggling to come to consensus on the topic at hand. It was that realization that led to the double images of each author. A salute to the time and reflection required to produce thought provoking work!

Sustainability is not a word we typically associate with education. We might sustain a sound or a musical beat. Sustaining an advertising campaign is common, or even sustaining an exercising routine might cross our mind. However, those of us in the profession of Agricultural Education typically associate the word "sustainabilty" with the concept of sustainable agriculture.

Visiting the University of California's Sustainable Agriculture Website, I found this statement:

"Although these changes have had many positive effects and reduced many risks in farming, there have also been significant costs. …

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