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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Interdisciplinary program in the Crop and Soil Sciences and the Horticultural Science departments offers three concentrations:  Agroecology Research and Production; Community Food Systems; or Urban Horticulture.

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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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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, on-farm research, a six-month on-farm apprenticeship in Ecological Horticulture, farm tours, 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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This interdisciplinary program "combines a diverse academic curriculum with practical experiences at the Hampshire College Farm Center, an organic working farm, and workshops with visiting writers, artists, and scholars."  Coursework covers seed saving, urban agriculture, pesticide alternatives, local food production and other aspects of organic or sustainable agriculture.  Internships and apprenticeships are available.

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This 6-unit certificate provides "skills needed to work in urban farming" and offers hands-on experience at the college's 1-acre urban 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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The 300-acre Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm includes 11 acres of certified organic land and hosts resesarch projects on organic agriculture, beneficial insects, honeybees, urban agriculture, and more.

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Kentucky State University offers opportunities for undergraduates and graduate 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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Seeds@City Urban Farm, a hands-on training in sustainable, organic, local and community agriculture, is the outdoor laboratory for the San Diego City College sustainable agriculture program.

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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 "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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"The Urban Farm is an outdoor university classroom where students learn to grow their own food organically and sustainably."   The farm also features beekeeping and pollination.  It partners with academic units across the University and hosts classes, group projects and researchers.  Students work with community partners, local farmers, and food processors to gain "hands-on, interactive experience."  

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This 12-unit certificate provides training for "those interested in obtaining an agriculture-realted job or developing a larger-scale home garden."

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This 30-unit certificate is intended for "those who are preparing to establish and operate an urban farm-related business."

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