If you live in Washington and want to get into sustainable agriculture but don’t know where to start, you might consider the Horticulture program at Edmunds Community College. Their website says:
If you enjoy working outdoors, growing plants, and repairing damaged land and habitat, watch your opportunities bloom with an education in horticulture.
Gain the knowledge and skills to create green spaces using sustainable methods and techniques.
You will find jobs in areas such as plant production, landscape design, restoration horticulture, landscape management and installation, organic farming, and garden preservation. Our classes cover plant care, propagation and identification, integrated pest management, water conservation, and sustainable practices.
Our program offers students hands-on field experience while providing an excellent learning environment in the classroom. In addition to class work and field work, our department presents a variety of speakers each year and encourages student participation in professional and specialty organizations.
Our student and alumni professional network provides a chance for exchange of current information and excellent employment opportunities.
It’s a great, affordable, practical education for budding agriculturists. Learn more about the program and how to apply on the WEBSITE.