Sustainable Urban Agriculture Certificate, Fall 2016

In 2008, for the first time in recorded history, the world's population became primarily urban. Some urban areas are growing at twice the rate of rural areas. While the District of Columbia is not growing as rapidly, its population continues to increase. This trend is expected to continue in the foreseeable future. The College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) is uniquely positioned as a world-leader in the urban agriculture movement, through its research, academic, and outreach programs. In response, it launched a non-credit bearing certificate program in sustainable urban agriculture in fall 2016.

Program Length/Structure:
Each Certificate Program consists of 4 classes. Classes usually meet twice per week, in the evenings, or once on the weekend. A certificate of completion will be issued upon the successful completion of each class option, along with the prerequisite "Principles of Sustainable Urban Agriculture." For those classes that meet on the UDC Van Ness campus, building and room location will be provided at a later date.

Cost:
To receive a certificate in Sustainable Urban Agriculture, participants will pay a one-time fee of $200. If a participant wishes to take an individual class, the cost is $60 per class. Payment can be made before or at the time of the first class, by check or money order made payable to the "University of the District of Columbia" and use 3901C in the memo line.

Location:
The University of the District of Columbia is located at 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington DC, 20008. The Van Ness/UDC metro stop is located on the Red Line. There is also a parking garage on campus for those who would prefer to drive ($8 for 1-3 hrs, $12 for 4-6 hrs). Limited metered street parking may be available.

Saturday classes will be held at Firebird Farm located at 12001 Old Baltimore Pike Rd., Beltsville, Md. 20705. No public transportation is available.

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