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.
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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.
Programs offered 2019-20
- Analyzing Permaculture Systems
- Comparative Eurasian Foodways: A Cultural, Agricultural, and Gastronomic Odyssey
- Cooperatives, Direct Democracy, and Sustainable Business Enterprises
- Eating in Translation
- Entrepreneurship Food and Agriculture-Related Enterprises
- Farm to Table
- Flaming Eggplant Cafe: Cooperative Food Business Management
- From the Earth: The History, Stories, and Social Justice of Farming in the U.S.
- Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall)
- Practice of Organic Farming: Entrepreneurial Culture and Agriculture
- Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture
Programs planned 2020-24
- Practice of Organic Farming
- Food, Health, Sustainability
- Ecological Agriculture
- Botany: Plants and People
- SOS: Food and Agriculture
- Food Justice and Social Movements