Sustainable Food Systems Sourcebook

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.