Students can explore organic and sustainable agriculture, agroecology and environmental sciences at the 25-acre Evergreen State College's Organic Farm. The Organic Farm's Sustainable Agriculture Lab is a hands-on training facility. The farm includes a food-grade laboratory, the student-designed and built Organic Farmhouse, and the student-run Demeter's permaculture demonstration site and Community Gardens. A Community Supported Agriculture program and community-based activities also are available.
Sustainable Agriculture Education and Training Directory
The Food Systems curriculum integrates social science, humanities and natural science approaches to understanding connections among vital interests of humanity in creating nourishment, pursuing health and well-being and sustaining the environment.
The University Farm Laboratory maintains the campus' only organic farm plot and is open to students for education, to student organizations and to volunteers.
"Fulton Farm is an environmental educational facility and working produce farm." Located on the Fulton Center for Sustainable Living, the farm is USDA certified organic and produces crops for the campus and the community. The farm is available to students for coursework, internships, workstudy and volunteer opportunities. Courses offered include agroecology and permaculture. Fulton Farm hosts an 80-share CSA program and provides workshops, demonstrations, classes and other events for community.
The nine-credit Sustainable Agriculture Graduate Certificate provides "graduate-level expertise at research and improving sustainable agriculture." Elective hands-on internship or practicum.
"WSU's nine-credit online certificate [provides] graduate-level expertise at researching and improving sustainable agriculture....While the certificate can be earned completely online, the electives also include a hands-on internship or practicum."
Interdepartmental degree delivered in partnership with 21 Iowa State University departments. The program offers M.S. (thesis and non-thesis) and Ph.D. degrees, and a double degree M.S. program.