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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 (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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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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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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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 a Certificate of Achievement in Landscape, Organic Farm, and Garden Production. 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 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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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 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 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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Master in Regenerative Studies (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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