CUES Course Connections

The CUES has long been a resource to Butler courses and the Indianapolis community by connecting disciplinary content and organizational missions to urban ecology, sustainability, and community betterment. This is done through class and community tours of  The Farm at Butler, grant-funded projects, and facilitating sustainability and agroecology course curricula and student projects that tie directly to a variety of disciplines from biology and business to communications and the arts and beyond.

Through CUES staff-led courses and existing courses across the Butler curriculum that engage students in disciplinary content through farm- and food-situated contexts, the CUES and the The Farm at Butler is a core part of Butler’s curriculum. The CUES is currently challenging a variety of existing Butler courses to utilize the The Farm at Butler and its interdisciplinary theme of urban agriculture as a place-based resource and a framework in which to teach key course topics.