Edmonds Community College offers three certificates in Urban Agriculture and is developing an A.A.S. degree in Sustainable Urban Agriculture. "Study and practice fundamental and emerging sustainability approaches to urban agriculture - such as agroecology and soil and plant sciences; site designing and planning; growing diverse food crops in urban and suburban environments; and operating vertical, rooftop, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems."
Edmonds Community College
This 28-credit certificate focuses expertise needed "to assess, design, operate, and manage agriculture systems appropriate for urban environments - including vertical, rooftop, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems. This certificate may be combined with the Urban Agriculture: Crop Production certificate to complete the 41.5 credit Urban Agriculture Systems certificate."
This 28-credit certificate focuses expertise needed "to cultivate urban food crops for year-round organic production and seasonal harvests in the maritime climate of the Puget Sound bioregion. This certificate may be combined with the Urban Agriculture: Whole Systems certificate to complete the 41-credit Urban Agriculture Systems certificate."
This 41.5-credit "certificate provides a theoretical foundation in urban agriculture through the study of sustainability principles, ecology in agricultural systems, and plant and soil sciences. There is also a combined focus on the knowledge, skills, and techniques in urban crop production and whole systems. " It requires a crop production specialty component in cultivating urban food crops for year-round organic production and a whole systems specialty component on the design, operation and management of systems in urban environments.