agriculture

See environmental studies for more about how this subject is taught at Evergreen.

The college’s Organic Farm is at the center of agricultural learning on campus. You'll learn to grow food for yourself and others in the broader community, using ecologically informed methods of farming while also learning management and business skills appropriate for small-scale production.

You’ll focus on Northwest crop and livestock species—including orchard fruit, potatoes, sheep, and poultry—and be able to study chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy in a highly practical and experiential context.

How to Choose Your Path

You’ll choose what you study to earn a Bachelor’s degree that’s meaningful to you. Some students decide their programs as they go, while others chart their course in advance.

Aim for both breadth and depth; explore fields that may be related or that may seem very distant. You'll be surprised at what you discover.

If you're new to college, look for programs where you can gain a foundation, build key skills, and broaden your knowledge (FR only, FR-SO, or FR-SR).

If you already have a foundation in this field, look for programs with intermediate or advanced material (SO-SR, JR-SR, or FR-SR). These programs may include community-based learning and in-depth research. Some of these programs have specific prerequisites; check the description for details.

Talk to an academic advisor to get help figuring out what coursework is best for you.

Planned offerings for 2017–18
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Andean Roots: Linguistics and Ecological Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
12, 16
Andean Roots: Linguistics and Ecological Agriculture in Peru SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Counting on Soils: Precalculus and Soil Sciences FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Creating Community and Health Through Gardens: Intensive FR-SR
  • Summer
4
Ecology of Perennial Agricultural Systems FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Farmers of the Global Majority: Resilience, Resistance, and Transformation FR-SR
  • Summer
8
Imperative Change: Earth, Food for the Future SO-SR
  • Spring
8
Indigenous Food Sovereignty JR-SR
  • Winter
2
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Summer
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Fall FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Seeds of Change: Food, Culture, and Work FR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture FR-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16
Planned offerings for 2018–19
Class Standing Quarters Offered Credits
Advanced Research in Environmental Studies JR-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
0
Ecological Agriculture: The Science, Justice, and Policy of Food Systems SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
16
Ecology of Grazing and Grasslands in the Pacific Northwest FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Forests and Farms: The Systems that Sustain Us FR-SO
  • Fall
  • Winter
16
Living With Climate Change SO-SR
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Spring
8
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Fall) FR-SR
  • Fall
16
Practice of Organic Farming: Culture and Agriculture (Spring, Summer) FR-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Fall
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Winter
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Spring
16
Student-Originated Studies: Food and Agriculture SO-SR
  • Summer
16