Urban Agriculture

Learn to grow food and develop and manage sustainable Urban Agriculture systems for local markets and a vibrant urban community!

vegetablesStudy and practice fundamental and emergent sustainability approaches to Urban Agriculture — such as plant and soil sciences and conservation, agroecology and whole systems thinking, permaculture principles and design, fruit and vegetable growing and small-scale livestock integration, and postharvest and business best practices; then apply your training in an internship, practicum, or research experience with program initiatives or community partners.

Earn one of the following credentials to cultivate your knowledge and skills and prepare yourself for an exciting future in Urban Agriculture!

Certificates of Completion


Complete an Urban Agriculture certificate within one year by enrolling in a curriculum that emphasizes hands-on and field-based learning!

Fall Quarter Courses

Agroecology: An Ecological Approach to Agriculture
(Hort 104, 5 credits)
Horticulture Plant Science (Hort 102, 4 credits)
Ecological Design for Urban Agriculture (Hort 256, 4 credits)
Aquaponic Systems and Food Production (Hort 272, 4 credits)*
Applied Core Options**

Winter Quarter Courses

Soil Science and Conservation (Hort 109, 5 credits)
Vegetable and Herb Production I (Hort 241, 2 credits)
Fruit and Nut Production I (Hort 247, 2 credits)
Postharvest to Local Market Operations (Hort 259, 3 credits)
Careers Seminar (Hort 192, 1.5 credits)
Applied Core Options**

Spring Quarter Courses

Horticulture Plant Science (Hort 102, 4 credits)
Vegetable and Herb Production II (Hort 244, 3 credits)
Fruit and Nut Production II (Hort 253, 3 credits)
Urban Farming and Business Planning I (Hort 257, 3 credits)
Applied Core Options**

Summer Quarter Courses

Vegetable and Herb Production III (Hort 245, 2 credits)
Fruit and Nut Production III (Hort 254, 2 credits)
Urban Farming and Business Planning II (Hort 258, 3 credits)
Applied Core Options**

Course Notes

Course substitutions within the department or college, or between participating SAgE higher education institutions, may be allowed; consult the program advisor for details. 
*Offered as a SAgE "special topics" course and is not a program requirement.
**Internship (Hort 191, 2-5 credits), Practicum (Hort 193, 2 credits), or Research (Hort 294, 2 credits) in Sustainable Agriculture; the Practicum is taught at the Sammamish Valley SAgE Student Farm in Woodinville, WA, but is not offered in Winter Quarter.

Contact us for further information

Horticulture Department
Urban Agriculture Program
425.640.1739 | horticulture@edcc.edu