urban agriculture

Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

"The Agroecology program ... combines student-centered research, education, and community engagement in various projects to address locally relevant issues that affect agroecosystems in South Texas, including in sustainable agriculture, community supported agriculture, urban forestry, and sustainable food systems."

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The Center for Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems (CASFS) engages in research, education, and outreach programs that focus on "creating agriculture and food systems that sustain both human communities and the environments in which they live." CASFS manages a 30-acre organic farm and the 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden. Programs also include undergraduate internships, a six-month on-farm apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, farm tours, on-farm research, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions. " Topics covered include agroecology, ecological urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, food culture and politics, a seminar in bioregional food systems careers, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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"The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis, Associates of Arts (A.A.) or Associates of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions." Topics covered include agroecology, urban food production, agroforestry, food systems analysis, and an internship, practicum or research in sustainable agriculture.

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Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major in the Earth Systems Program with Sustainable Food and Agriculture track. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable food systems, and urban agriculture. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm.

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This interdisciplinary certificate provides an overview of the concepts and issues of the local food movement.

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Kentucky State University offers opportunities for undergraduates and graduates students to study and conduct research in organic and sustainable agriculture through its College of Agriculture, Food Science and Sustainable Systems. Courses cover agroecology, alternative energy, organic livestock production, organic and sustainable plant production systems, sustainable pest management, and urban agriculture.

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An outdoor classroom, Seeds@City Urban Farm, offers hands-on training in sustainable, organic, local and community agriculture.

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This program offers hands-on learning at an urban farm and training in business management. "Coursework includes soil and plant science, detailed production of specialty crops, and an introduction to raising small animals."

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "combined practical focus on urban agriculture production and enterprises. " The program "trains students to design, plan, and operate agriculture systems relevant to urban environments?including backyard, vertical, rooftop and community gardens, micro-farms, and food hubs and markets."

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on cultivation of organic food crops for year-round production and harvest in the maritime climate of the Puget Sound bioregion."

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This certificate provides a "theoretical foundation in urban agriculture" and offers a "practical focus on the study and hands-on design, planning, and operation of agriculture systems relevant to urban environments ? including backyard, vertical, rooftop, and community gardens, micro-farms, and food hubs and markets."

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"The Urban Farm is an outdoor university classroom where students learn to grow their own food organically and sustainably." The class is offered during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters. Most farm activities are hands-on with some lectures and field trips.

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Non-credit certificate. Courses include: Local and Global Food Systems; Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture; Between Farm and Table; Food Justice: Ethical Production and Distribution

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