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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

Courses and/or lectures series offered on organic agriculture, sustainable gardening, hydroponic food production, integrated pest management, soil conservation, and more. Operates the Cabrillo College Horticulture Organic Farm.

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The Bachelor's degree emphasizes sustainable land use and crop production practices.

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The Agricultural Sustainability Institute Student Farm offers practical, hands-on sustainable agriculture education through courses, internships, special projects, summer organic farming internship (open to all students and the public), garden-based child/youth-focused education program and research projects. Undergraduate and graduate sustainable agriculture courses and curricula offered in conjunction with other courses on campus.

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Sustainable practices are taught at the 85-acre Butte College Farm of which 17 acres is certified organic. Organic Farming Workshops are held February through June. Offers Agricultural Science course (AGS 104B) on organic farming techniques including organic methods of disease and pest control.

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The Biodynamic Gardening educational program offers workshops and events on biodynamic gardening and on beekeeping, a biodynamic farm apprenticeship program, educational courses, farm visits for school children, and community or student volunteer opportunities.

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The Berkeley Food Institute is an interdisciplinary institute "dedicated to research, education, policy initiatives, and practices to support sustainable food and agriculture systems." The Center for Diversified Farming Systems is a research hub within the Berkeley Food Institute "that is focused on the study of a set of methods and tools to produce food sustainably by leveraging ecological diversity at several scales."

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

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The College offers coursework and labs in organic and sustainable agriculture, and sustainable vegetable production. Operates 38-acre Sustainable Agriculture Farm.

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Four 18-unit Certificates of Achievement in Organic Farming and Gardening are available in the Environmental Landscaping course of study.

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The certificate includes programs and courses in sustainable and value-added viticulture and enology. Viticulture and Enology Research Center.

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University students, faculty and researchers use the 30-acre organic farm and 3-acre Alan Chadwick Garden as teaching and research sites in organic horticulture and agriculture. Programs also include farm tours, gardening workshops, and programs for K-12 students.

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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 11-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides students with a place to gain hands-on learning experience in organic and sustainable farming and gardening practices.

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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 University Farm Laboratory maintains the campus' only organic farm plot open to students for education, student organizations and volunteers.

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Interdisciplinary environmental sciences undergraduate major. Specialized Land Systems degree track with Sustainable Agriculture theme. Courses in organic agriculture, sustainable agriculture, and alternative energy. Operates the O'Donohue Family Stanford Educational Farm and Stanford Community Farm.

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The college also offers four 18-unit Certificates of Achievement in Organic Farming and Gardening. 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 Environmental Horticulture Science program includes courses on integrated pest management, environmental horticulture, suburban agriculture, sustainable production systems, and viticulture. Also offers Certificate in Environmental Horticulture.

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The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden is managed through a partnership with Conservation Corps North Bay and University of California Cooperative Extension and is used to teach Marin County residents about local agriculture. The farm also is available to students for research, coursework, and degree program requirements.

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