The Growing Seed: Ecofeminist Values in Classroom, Campus, and Community


  • Joe Kadi University of Calgary
  • Lynn MacCallum University of Calgary
  • Rachelle Haddock University of Calgary
  • Polly Knowlton Cockett University of Calgary


experiential learning, collaboration, reflective practice, social change, postsecondary education


The authors share an overview of, and narratives tied to, a new course on Ecofeminism. The course and its attributes are offered as a model for educators of various disciplines and interests to integrate inclusivity, communal learning, hope and community engagement in classrooms with an aim to advance sustainability. The concept of place and a highly collaborative approach to course design provide rich fodder for critically considering daily practices, how we engage with the world and the importance of connections to each other and the more-than-human world.

Author Biographies

Joe Kadi, University of Calgary

Women's Studies, Instructor and Women's Studies Coordinator

Lynn MacCallum, University of Calgary

Women's Studies, Student

Polly Knowlton Cockett, University of Calgary

Werklund School of Education, Sessional Instructor