UMass Sustainable Food and Farming
Open to all students with a high school diploma or GED
A. Students must select AT LEAST one of the following science courses:
PLSOILIN 100 – Botany for Gardeners (4 cr.)
PLSOILIN 105 - Soil Science (4 cr.)
PLSOILIN 265 – Sustainable Agriculture (3 cr.)
PLSOILIN 305 – Small Fruit Production (3 cr.)
B. Students may select from the list above (A) and any of the following courses (B):
PLSOILIN 120 – Organic Gardening and Farming (4 cr.)
PLSOILIN 185 – Sustainable Living (3 cr.)
PLSOILIN 197G - Introduction to Permaculture
PLSOILIN 280 - Herbs, Spices and Medicinal Plants (3 cr.)
PLSOILIN 290C - Land Use Policies & Sustainable Farming: Creating Opportunities and Avoiding Conflicts - (3 cr.)
PLSOILIN 397C - Community Food Systems (3 cr.)
PLSOILIN 398P - Permaculture Practicum (4 cr.)
STOCKSCH 290P - Permaculture in the Pioneer Valley (3 cr.)
STOCKSCH 290U - Urban Agriculture: Innovative Farming Systems for the 21st Century (3 cr.)
UWW 397A- Introduction to Sustainable Entrepreneurship – (3 cr.)
UWW 397E – Funding Sustainable Enterprises (3 cr.)
UWW 397P – Permaculture Design (3 cr.)
MARKETNG 301 – Fundamentals of Marketing
SCH-MGMT 697 ET – Entrepreneurship
Note: courses with live links are all offered online.
Certificate requirements: The certificate is awarded to students completing at least 15 credits with a grade of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale for each course counted toward the certificate. All courses must be taken through the University of Massachusetts. Courses may be counted toward the Sustainable Food and Farming major. Other UMass classes may be substituted for the pre-approved classes with permission of the Program Coordinator.
Certification process: To register for the program return the attached registration form to Dr. John Gerber.
For information contact: Dr. John M. Gerber at email@example.com.