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Source: Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

The Bachelor's degree provides students with a "holistic and practical understanding of resources fundamental to the management of sustainable crop production systems."

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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, 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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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 College of the Redwoods Sustainable Agriculture Farm, a 40-acre student-operated certified organic farm, offers farm enterprise courses, student internships, 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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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, 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 9-acre, certified organic Cal Poly Organic Farm provides "undergraduate students a place to experience hands-on learning in organic and sustainable farming practices." Offers on-site enterprise project courses and volunteer opportunities.

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

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

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

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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 Paul L. Byrne Agricultural Teaching and Research Center is an 800-acre diversified farm that includes an Organic Dairy Unit and research in organic vegetable production. The farm is used to evaluate and demonstrate organic and sustainable farming practices.

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This 6-unit certificate provides "skills needed to work in urban farming as a profession."

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The Stanford Educational Farm is a living laboratory offering academic and experiential opportunities in the practice of sustainable agriculture. "The farm utilizes agroecological relationships to grow over 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers, herbs, field crops and fruit."

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The MSRS integrates a variety of disciplines including agriculture, physical science, environmental design, engineering, and business. The John T. Lyle Center researches and demonstrates regenerative strategies such as energy production technology, organic agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development.

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The certified organic 5.8 acre Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden, managed through a partnership with Cultural Conservancy and University of California Cooperative Extension, "was created to support and sustain local food systems and organic agriculture," to teach Marin County residents about local agriculture, and "to provide fresh and healthy food for local residents." Students use the farm for research, coursework, and to meet degree program requirements.

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