Sustainable Agriculture

Emphasizing the farm-to-table concept

Sustainable Agriculture

Emphasizing the farm-to-table concept

Sustainable Agriculture

Emphasizing the farm-to-table concept

Our Sustainable Agriculture program is designed to provide you with knowledge and skills in agro-ecological sciences, natural resource management, and environmental conservation. With an emphasis on ‘small farm’ agriculture, you will learn how to sustainably manage production and operations as the foundation of a resilient and local food system.

SVC is a member of the Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) partnership with Seattle Central College (SCC), Edmonds Community College (ECC), Washington State University (WSU), and other higher education institutions and farm and food system organizations in an effort to provide diverse educational opportunities in sustainable agriculture and related fields. Students may substitute SVC SAgE courses with SCC or ECC SAgE courses, with Department Chair approval, if alternative SAgE courses are better suited to meet your educational or career goals.

 

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Program Options

Our Sustainable Agriculture program is designed to provide you with a foundation of skills in sustainable agro-ecological sciences, natural resource management, and environmental conservation. Coursework is designed to provide you with the core agriculture-related knowledge and production-related topics needed to succeed, as well as courses in marketing, value added, and business. The program emphasizes small-acreage farming with a farm-to-table concept.

Degree Paths

Environmental Sustainable Agriculture Education, AAS-T
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Certificate Options

Sustainable Small Farm Agriculture Applied Planning and Management (Level I) Micro-Certificate
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Sustainable Small Farm Agriculture Applied Planning and Management (Level II) Micro-Certificate
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Sustainable Small Farm Agriculture Systems Certificate
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Program Courses

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Outcomes

Graduates of our Environmental Sustainable Agriculture program will be able to:

  • Describe the ecological principles that support agro-ecosystems at different geographic and economic scales, including the significance of plant diversity and soil properties and processes to terrestrial ecosystems and human societies.
  • Select and grow bio-regionally appropriate vegetable, bush, and tree crops according to their site-specific growth and cultural requirements within polycultural intercropping, succession planting, crop rotation, and season extension systems.
  • Design, plan, and operate a small farm agricultural enterprise from greenhouse propagation to local direct market sales through the development and implementation of whole farm management and business plans.
  • Discuss how the emergence, growth, and practice of small farm agriculture affect the sustainability of local and global food systems, and how those systems, in turn, relate to associated fields in natural resource management and environmental conservation.
  • Demonstrate a synthesis of existing and new knowledge and skills and the ability to work as part of a team and independently within a sustainable agriculture internship, practicum, or research work environment.
Program Costs

Program cost information available for Certificate Options only

We emphasize small-acreage farming with a farm-to-table concept.

Turn your interest in sustainable agriculture into your career passion!

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