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College awarded grant for Sustainable Agriculture Education

10/19/2012
Edmonds Community College has been awarded a $900,000, three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for the Sustainable Agriculture Education (SAgE) Collaborative.

In partnership with Skagit Valley College, Seattle Central Community College, and Washington State University, Edmonds CC will lead the SAgE Collaborative in preparing students for emerging green careers in sustainable agriculture and related environmental fields.

With a focus on agricultural best practices within urban, suburban, and rural landscapes, the SAgE Collaborative will:

Jason Niebler, SAgE Collaborative project director, envisions the development of agriculture programs that “are founded on the principles of agro-ecology and engage students in creative solutions to environmental and socioeconomic problems through the lens of sustainable food systems and production.”

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National Science Foundation grants at Edmonds Community College

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