the classroom for the carrot patch
May 11, 2007: A CSA intern grows both
vegetables and herself
enter town’s economy through weekly market, cooperative venture
and a supportive brewpub
October 12, 2006: Sustainability center gives grad
students experience in ag production, marketing and economic networking
that drives local economy.
university begins dance with “local and sustainable”
October 12, 2006: Biggest school on the continent agrees to
buy good food from the biggest protected chunk of farmland in North
America, in a signal that universities everywhere may become movers
and shakers for sustainability.
a way to establish a market-driven school farm
July 13, 2006: How an internship, a college and
food service mavericks helped a kid from the ‘burbs get passionate
about a farm of her own.
May 12, 2006: Washington State University introduces organic
ag major, a sign that this school is leading the pack as land-grant
universities begin “greening up.”
marks an organic milestone
January 12, 2006: Guelph University’s new major builds
on stalwart faculty, supportive farmers and a dean that said “Do
September 2, 2005. From one-week volunteer farm stays to
three-year diploma courses, the world of international organic ag
training opportunities is growing fast. And for those who get the
in-depth, practical training that now exists, farm manager jobs
on organic farms are increasingly available.
August 2, 2004: Innovative MSU ag professor sows
the seeds for a new generation of organic farmers.
January 28, 2004: At colleges and universities
across the country, students are finding--and founding--opportunities
to make sustainable agriculture part of a well-rounded education.
Many go on to farm organically in real life.
the new and improved
Farming for Credit Directory!
The New Farm Student Farm Directory, originally posted in January
2004, kept growing and growing. Now we've expanded it to include
information on certificates and degree programs in sustainable and
organic ag as well as info on student farms.
Know of a sustainable ag
educational program not listed on the
Farming for Credit Directory? Click
here to let us know.
|"While doing a college search with my eldest child,
I scoured the college guides and wondered if we were living
on the same troubled planet!"
Thus does Weinstein explain the genesis of her Making a Difference
College & Graduate Guide. Anyone who has browsed through
Barron's in search of information more profound than average SAT
scores and "party-school" status can probably sympathize.
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