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Urban Agroecology

Students in the Urban Agroecology certificate program will explore how the intricate relationships between land and community guide the social and economic development of the Bay Area, a region known for the interweaving of food traditions from across the globe. They will gain skills and experiences in ecologically restorative food production, project planning, and small-scale enterprise development, while becoming co-creators of a healthy, sustainable food system in our local area.

Classes are being offered this Spring that will lead to a Certificate of Achievement in Urban Agroecology, which should be active by the Spring 2020 semester.

In the Urban Agroecology Program, you will…

  • Learn the principles of sustainable farming and food systems in the urban environment.
  • Plan and design home, school, and community gardens and farms.
  • Find out about food production, food access in under-served communities, and public
    health implications of food distribution.
  • Get hands-on training to work for the following: Small-scale farm enterprises, non-profit organizations relating to food and public health, food policy organizations.

To view the Fall courses available, click HERE, and to apply and/or enroll, click HERE.  For questions, contact NHS Program Director Brad Balukjian at