Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory

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"The Farm is an educational laboratory for students in the Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) program and a working model of sustainable agriculture in the region." Experiential learning opportunities are offered in livestock, organic field and forage crop, and organic horticultural production, as well as value-added processing and marketing. The College's Agriculture and Natural Resources (B.S.) degree includes courses in sustainable agricultural practices, and bees and beekeeping.

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The Agriculture and Natural Resources (B.S.) includes courses in sustainable agricultural practices, and bees and beekeeping. Experiential learning opportunities are offered in livestock, organic field and forage crop, and organic horticultural production, as well as value-added processing and marketing, at the Berea College Farm.

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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 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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Associates of Arts Emphasis. Topics 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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Associates of Science Emphasis. Topics 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 Bowdoin Organic Garden supplies vegetables and fruits to the College's Dining Service, and it provides research opportunities for faculty and agricultural experiences for the college community. The Garden is certified organic and has acquired new land that will be available for academic research and sustainable agricultural practices.

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Breakthrough Leaders Professional Certificate Program addresses problems and opportunities relating to sustainable food systems and leadership. Participants engage in a combined online and on-campus program to expand their capacity to recognize, and create positive, forward-looking solutions for our food system. The program's online component is immediately followed by a residential learning experience on the campus of the University of Vermont.

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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 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 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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Students operate a 1.5 acre organic farm, sells produce to campus dining halls, and hires summer interns with farm profits. Farm practices include drip irrigation and a hoophouse.

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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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