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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems Applied Science (AAS) degree program “includes technical training in food production, student-driven research, and co-creation of community engagement initiatives. Hands-on, experiential, transdisciplinary learning is emphasized through student engagement in the campus gardens and food system where students participate in developing food sovereignty strategies that can be trialed and learned from.”

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Certificate of Completion Program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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Certificate of Achievement Program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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The program includes sustainable and organic agriculture techniques practiced on the islands of Maui and Moloka'i. Courses in Sustainable Tropical Crop Production.

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The Agricultural Technology (A.A.S.) is offered through a joint agreement with the Lansing Community College and the Michigan State University Institute of Agricultural Technology (IAT).

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This course "is a comprehensive introduction to aquaponics" and includes "information on the design and construction of an aquaponics system." The course consists of 14 weekly modules.

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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 certificate program "combines courses in alternative and renewable energy systems with traditional energy topic courses."

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The College of the Redwoods Sustainable Agriculture Farm, a 38-acre student-operated certified organic farm, offers farm enterprise courses and student internships, and includes a CSA program.

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The Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm provides hands-on training and theory in Best Management Practices, including small- or large-scale organic farming and even conventional farming.

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The 85-acre farm is used "for organic, sustainable crop production, student experiential learning opportunities and organic, sustainable agricultural practice research." Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Organic Farming Techniques course (AGS 104B).

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The Bowdoin Organic Garden provides research opportunities for faculty and agricultural experiences for the college community, and it supplies vegetables and fruits to the College's Dining Service.

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The on-campus, certified organic farm operates year-round and "serves as a 'living laboratory' where students can implement what they have learned in the classroom and enhance technical skills needed for successful farm operations.

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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 college also offers related Certificates of Achievement. The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is located at the Novato campus and is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension. College of Marin is home to the nation's first State-approved Apprenticeship in Organic Farming and Gardening.

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The college also offers an Associate in Science degree in the Environmental Landscaping program.

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The Hispanic orchard employee education program (HOEEP) "offers seven 19-credit programs: basic and advanced horticulture, integrated pest management technician, farm management, introduction to viticulture and advanced viticulture, and vineyard management."

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