Food and Agriculture

Dig deep into food systems on the campus organic farm, in our world-class food-safe laboratory, and through field trips and internships.

Note: You can join or leave a Path of Study at any time and your credits will always count toward your Bachelor’s degree.

Spring at the Organic Farm

 

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  • Get hands-on, field-based learning at the on-campus Organic Farm from seed, to harvest, to our farm stand, food bank, and student-run cooperative Flaming Eggplant café;
  • Learn the science of food and sensory analysis, soils, plants, and livestock;
  • Understand and engage with food justice and policy in the classroom and through community partners including non-profit organizations, worker-owned cooperatives and small farms;
  • Learn the permaculture design process to analyze and design food, water, and energy systems;

Students put theory to practice in our excellent facilities that include a food grade lab, certified processing kitchen, and the on-campus Organic Farm, which includes three acres of fields, orchards and greenhouses producing fruit, vegetables, eggs, chickens, herbs, and cut flowers. 

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Programs offered 2019-20

Programs planned 2020-24

Foundational

  • Practice of Organic Farming
  • Food, Health, Sustainability
  • Ecological Agriculture
  • Botany: Plants and People

Advanced

  • SOS: Food and Agriculture
  • Food Justice and Social Movements