UMD Continuing Education: Sustainable Food Systems Certificate Claimed

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The Certificate in Sustainable Food Systems is an online, self-paced, learner led course. Five 10-hour modules comprise the Certificate:

  • Introduction to Global and Local Food Systems
  • Sustainable Farming and Urban Agriculture
  • Between Farm and Table
  • Food Justice
  • Food System Policy and Trends

Learners will acquire the knowledge and skills to work in a regional food system in the areas of production, advocacy, service and education and will gain a strong foundation that is needed to create change and build a sustainable food system for the future.

The Certificate was produced in collaboration with our community subject-matter expert, Clare Hintz. She is a certified permaculture design instructor, and owns Elsewhere Farm, an organic farm focusing on perennial crops. Ms Hintz also teaches sustainable agriculture courses at local  colleges. She holds a BA in Biology and Writing and an MS in Sustainable Systems and Agroecology. She is currently working on her doctorate in sustainability education and regenerative agriculture.



About The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

The Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook is a free database of degree programs, consultants, scholarships, funding, conferences, and other education and training resources for professionals and students focused on food systems work. It is published by the Thomas A. Lyson Center for Civic Agriculture and Food Systems in collaboration with the North American Food Systems Network (NAFSN). The Lyson Center is a project of the Center for Transformative Action (a 501c3 nonprofit organization affiliated with Cornell University).


Contact Duncan Hilchey with any questions or comments.