Part of the Southern Illinois University Farms system, the Sustainability Center is comprised of the student-run Sustainable Vegetable Farm and Greenhouse, a Vermicomposting Center, and the Paper Recycling Project. The farm provides organic vegetables to the Southern Illinois University dining halls.
The Graduate Program in Sustainable Agriculture (GPSA) and the Iowa State University Department of Community and Regional Planning offer a dual degree program leading to the Master of Science degree in Sustainable Agriculture and the Master of Community and Regional Planning degree.
Coursework for the program covers organic fruit and crop production, organic gardening, viticulture, integrated pest management, composting, specialty crops and sustainable production.
Students operate the Black Bear Food Guild CSA and manage the University's 3-acre farm. Note: Graduate and post-graduate degrees that include research in sustainable agriculture also are offered.