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Horticulture

Sustainable Agriculture Education

Urban Agriculture

Learn to grow food and develop and manage urban agriculture systems and businesses for local markets and clients.

vegetablesStudy and practice fundamental and emerging sustainability approaches to urban agriculture — such as agroecology and soil and plant sciences; site designing and planning; growing diverse food crops in urban and suburban environments; and operating vertical, rooftop, hydroponic, and aquaponic systems.

Urban Agriculture course topics include:

  • Agroecology: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture
  • Soil Science and Conservation
  • Horticulture Plant Science
  • Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Production
  • Fruit, Nut, and Berry Production
  • Ecological Design for Urban Agriculture
  • Urban Farming Systems and Practices
  • Hydro and Aquaponic Production Systems
  • Urban Food System Careers Seminar
  • Internship, Practicum, or Research in Sustainable Agriculture
urban agriculture
Colin McCrate, Seattle Urban Farm Co., Stackhouse Apartments rooftop garden
Colin McCrate, Seattle Urban Farm Co.
Stackhouse Apartments rooftop garden

Explore related sustainable agriculture classes and programs at Skagit Valley College and Seattle Central Community College.

Contact us to learn more and get on our information list:

Sustainable Agriculture Education
Horticulture Department
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu

National Science FoundationThis material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1205107. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Summer Classes

  • Urban Farming Systems
    (HORT 257) afternoons
  • Vegetable Production III 
    (HORT 245) mornings
  • Fruit Production III
    (HORT 254) afternoons
  • Hydro and Aquaponics
    (HORT 272) mornings

Students and the community are welcome! Contact the horticulture department for permit codes and register here to learn new skills.