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Western Washington University

Henning Sehmsdorf was named adjunct faculty at Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University in 2006. He lectured on agro-ecology in a course taught by Professor Gigi Berardi, Chair, Department of Environmental Studies and currently Resilient Farms Project director, and he hosted her students for on-farm classes.

2011 Travel Course in Sustainable Agriculture to Switzerland, Italy

From June through September 2011, Professor Berardi and Dr.Sehmsdorf offer the following for-credit Intensive Short Course in Sustainable Agriculture in Italy and at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland.

Coursework includes:

  • Gain hands-on experience in holistic farm systems and traditional strategies for biodiversity at S & S Homestead on Lopez Island
  • Learn about applied research and recent studies in biodynamics at the Goetheanum in Dornach, Switzerland
  • Experience Italian farmhouse cooking in a hands-on culinary intensive (Ciao Thyme, Bellingham)
  • Study food aesthetics and sensory taste science in the home of Slow Food in northern and central Italy
  • Participate in carbon-offsetting at Inspiration Farm in Whatcom County


For more information, contact Professor Berardi at the Huxley College of the Environment, via the WWU website.