Jan 17, 2022  
2016-17 Catalog 
2016-17 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Urban Agriculture

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the interrelationship between people and their food supply with broad coverage of food products, food technology methods, and food safety issues; evaluate the effect of agricultural practices on the environment, human health and the economy.
  • Explain and demonstrate the biological, chemical and physical conditions necessary for organic plant growth and reproduction, and discuss/demonstrate how these conditions are maintained to enhance food production.
  • Identify and implement environmentally and economically sustainable methods for pest, weed and disease management for common Western Washington crops.
  • Communicate fundamental information about the practices and benefits of sustainable, organic agricultural principles and practices for food production as well as stewardship and community building 
  • Practice assessing the feasibility of developing a small acreage farming enterprise, including how to: evaluate personal and family/collaborative goals, evaluate land and personal resources, develop a plan, and research marketing, regulations, and community resources.
  • Develop a foundation to continue studies in agriculture, entrepreneurial gardening/farming, or other related fields.
  • Create a crop plan that is appropriate for the northwest region


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