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Urban Agriculture & Food Safety Certificate

The Urban Agriculture/Food Security Program provides students with practical hands-on learning that the agricultural industry demand, while giving special attention to the ecological and social justice aspects of the discipline. At its core, the program focuses on organic and sustainable agriculture systems as a way of introducing students to premium markets, the importance of land stewardship, and to demonstrate techniques that can be used to adapt to a changing climate.


With the primary focus being on land preparation, crop production and post-harvest business opportunities for small-scale urban plots, the program will provide an overview of the ecological and social justice elements that are impacted by the changing landscape of agriculture and food production. Special attention is given to providing access to the prominent demographics surrounding the college through use of ESL support and seminars in both regional/seasonal recipes and medicinal uses for native plants.


Requirements

Quarter

SUST 143: Fall Practicum

Fall

DGS 116: Food Justice
SUST 150: Food as Medicine
SUST 152: Indoor Growing

Winter

SUST 141: Spring Practicum
SUST 175: Permaculture and Edible Landscaping & Design
GE SC 101: Backyard Science

Spring

SUST 142: Summer Practicum
SUST 154: Farm Business Administration/Farm Tour

Summer


If interested in college credit, please contact the Program Manager, Bobby Butler, at (206) 592-3985 or bbutler@highline.edu.



Available Course(s)

Action Course ID Item # Course Name Instructor Room Number Dates Time Days
SUST 143 9816 Urban Agriculture- Fall Practicum Butler R
Bldg 22 Rm 104
09/25/2017   -   12/15/2017 11:00 am - 11:50 am
TTh