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Sustainable Agriculture Education

Urban Agriculture — NEW this Academic Year!

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.

Program in the works

Six certificates and a degree are under development. Classes are available now.

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.

Reduced Tuition on Select Courses!

Students may be able to receive significantly reduced tuition on select courses, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant.

Information Sessions

New and prospective students,
please attend one of these informative sessions in Firdale Hall classroom 107.

  • Thursday, March 13, 7-8 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 27, 7-8 p.m.

If you are unable to attend, contact the Horticulture Deparment for more information.

Spring Quarter Classes

  • Horticulture Plant Science
    (HORT 102) hybrid, evenings
  • Ecological Design for Urban Agriculture
    (HORT 255A) days
  • Vegetable Production II
    aka Spring Vegetable Garden
    (HORT 244) days
  • Fruit Production II
    (HORT 255B) days

Students and the community are welcome! Register here to learn new skills.