Partnerships & Media Coverage

We could not have built this alone. We are grateful to our partners, media outlets, and the community for all they have done to help us develop the Center for Urban Agriculture: for promoting our events, for applauding our efforts, and for getting involved. Many thanks to you all.


Environmental Protection AgencyEnvironmental Protection Agency

"This environmental education effort will teach employable skills to students and enable them to become environmental stewards,” said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA’s Regional Administrator for the Pacific Southwest. “The hands on experience that Mesa Community College students will receive is unparalleled and will serve as a model for similar institutions nationwide.”

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USDA National Institute Food and Agriculture

The 2018 Capacity Building Grant for Non Land-Grant Colleges titled "The Nexus of Agricultural and Urban Trade-offs: Enhancing Interdisciplinary Education and Research to Create Emerging Opportunites in Urban Agriculture" is a joint venture with ASU, Arid Land Agricultural Research Center and MCC. The purpose of the grant is to provide students with hands-on field and lab research opportunities in urban agriculture through a course in research methods and internships jointly offered by MCC and ASU.

The grant also provided funding for a vertical farm facility and upgrades to MCC's hydroponic vegetable production system at the Landlab. A 3 credit course in Hydroponic Vegetable Production and Controlled Environment Agriculture (AGS217) also arose from the grant.

Press Releases & Media Coverage

Urban Farming Workshop Series: Mesa Community College Press Release

The Center for Urban Agriculture at Mesa Community College and Brooks Community School is sponsoring a nearly year-long series of environmental workshops titled “Urban Farming: Healthy Foods and Healthy Living." The workshops are free to the general public.

Video: Circle of Life: Raising Fish Helps Raise Plants in New Farming Method

Backed by a $108,900 Environmental Protection Agency grant. Mesa Community College teamed up with RighTrac Inc. and the...

EPA Grant to College Urban Horticulture Program Aids Students in the Roosevelt School District

Mesa Community College, in partnership with the Roosevelt School District, received a two-year $108,000 grant to create an...

Mesa Community College receives agriculture grant from EPA

Excerpt: "The grant was for the environmental education,” Conden said. “We figure what’s a better way...

Coverage of Mesa Community College Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness Program Awarded EPA Environmental Education Grant

Excerpt: The Urban Horticulture and Agribusiness program at Mesa Community College (MCC), in...

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