Thursday, August 25, 2011

Urban Agriculture Classes at PGCC

Prince George's Community College in suburban Washington, DC is offering a whole host of Urban Agriculture courses this fall.  There is already a waiting list for some classes!

The courses are:

AGR-301 Urban Agriculture: The New Frontier in the Green Economy

AGR-311 Starting Your Urban Farm

AGR-312 Post-Harvest Processing and Marketing

AGR-315 Distribution: Getting Food from Farm to Table

AGR-320 Composting for Urban Agriculture

AGR-321 Introducing Urban Livestock on Your Farm

AGR-330 High Tunnel Construction and Use

AGR-360 Introduction to Beekeeping

AGR-301, AGR-311, AGR-312, AGR-320, AGR-321, and AGR-330 are offered at ECO City Farms in Edmonston Maryland (near Hyattsville) and together make up the Certificate in Urban Commercial Agriculture, and AGR-315 and AGR-360 are offered at PGCC's extension center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, the Westphalia Training Center.

All urban agriculture courses earn CEUs.  To sign up for any urban agriculture course, go to, click on Owl Link, click on the yellow bar labeled Workforce Development and Cont. Ed. Students, click
on Register Cont. Ed. Courses, and type the course code in the course code box (or to see all of them, just type AGR in the course code box).

Click on the name of the course to read more, or click the box next to it to register for the course.

The above photo was taken from the March 2010 post of a class I took as part of the new farmer training series held by the Maryland Extension Office. Click the link for more photos of the visit to Calvert's Gift Farm!

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