Sustainable Agriculture Education

Bioregional Food Systems

Learn about food production methods and food systems models for sustainable bioregions. Study and apply an ecological approach to small–scale agriculture from a bioregional perspective while analyzing and evaluating the cultural, political, and economic dynamics that influence the sustainability of food systems.

Broadway Farmers Market

Broadway Farmers Market, Seattle Central campus

Earn one of the following:

  • Bioregional Food Systems Associate of Arts Degree Emphasis (24–28 credits)
  • Bioregional Food Systems Associate of Science Degree Emphasis (24–28 credits)
Bioregional Food Systems course topics include:
  • Agroecology: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture
  • Soil Science and Conservation
  • Ecological Urban Food Production [or]
  • Agroforestry: Trees in Agricultural Landscapes
  • Food Systems Analysis [or]
  • Food Culture and Politics
  • Bioregional Food Systems Careers Seminar
  • Internship, Practicum, or Research in Sustainable Agriculture

What students are saying

My whole perspective about food changed so much after taking this class. I started my very own vegetable bed in my backyard...my lifestyle changed after learning about agroecological farming.

...an excellent tool for deciding what path I should take within the food system. I'm going to use the resources I now know about to supplement a business degree with classes in sustainable agriculture.

Explore related sustainable agriculture classes and programs at Edmonds Community College and Skagit Valley College.

Contact us to learn more and get on our information list:

Sustainable Agriculture Education | Earth and Environmental Sciences Department

Information Sessions

For a current schedule of information session dates / times, please contact the program faculty: grace.sparks@seattlecolleges.edu

Winter Quarter Classes
  • Soil Science and Conservation (ENVS 204)
  • Bioregional Food System Careers Seminar (ENVS 200)
  • Internship in Sustainable Agriculture (ENVS 197)
  • Research in Sustainable Agriculture (URG 294)
Plant Sciences Lab

Seattle Central Plant Sciences Laboratory

Plant Sciences Lab

This 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.

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