Sustainable Agriculture Education

Bioregional Food Systems

The Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Emphasis Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree integrates the study of 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. 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 or Research in Sustainable Agriculture

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

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.

SAgE student

Contact us to learn more and get on our information list: Sustainable Agriculture Education | Earth and Environmental Sciences Department Katie.Chenu@seattlecolleges.edu
Grace.Sparks@seattlecolleges.edu

National Science FoundationThis 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.