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Sowing the Seeds of Success



Seeds at City College

Young people across America are sowing the seeds of success by joining urban farming programs at their local universities. One of the best programs happens to be right here in San Diego!

The Sustainable Urban Agriculture program at City College, “…offers two associate degrees (an Associate of Science Degree for Transfer in Agriculture Plant Sciences and an Associate of Science Degree in Sustainable Urban Agriculture) and three certificates – in Urban Farming Professional, Urban Gardening, and Urban Gardening for the Culinary Arts. The program also includes a Viticulture Technician Apprenticeship that addresses an expanding San Diego County wine producing industry.”

Students receive hands-on experience at the Seeds@City Urban Farm which, “…comprises three plots where students grow seasonal fruits and vegetables such as kale, collards, Swiss chard, broccoli, cabbage, and sugar snap peas. Produce is sold to the campus community at a farm stand throughout the year. A plant and soil science laboratory, a kitchen laboratory, and classrooms are housed in a modernized building at the center of campus, and a modern rooftop greenhouse was installed this past November.”

Urban Plantations’ very own Farm Manager Zach Spain is featured in this article by the San Diego Community College District News Center! Zach explores his path to and through the program, and the impact it has had on his life. To read the full story, click here!