Sustainable Agriculture Program

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Mike Gaspar

Mesa Community College offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Sustainable Agriculture, the first of its kind in Arizona.

The Sustainable Agriculture degree provides students with both the technical and small business skills needed to manage or develop a small farm or agricultural business.The Sustainable Agriculture Teaching Garden

The program is focused on small scale and urban agriculture with an emphasis on natural practices and sustainability. Our students gain hands-on experience in sustainable agricultural practices in the classroom and on the working urban farm at MCC's Center for Urban Agriculture.

Courses include Field Crop Production, Aquaponics, Agribusiness, Integrated Pest Management and Agricultural Marketing to name a few.

Produce is sold at the MCC Farmer’s Market and the excess is given to local food banks.

Tractor and tillerAt the MCC Center for Urban Agriculture, students are able to take classes and receive hands-on, real life experience working on the college’s urban farm and greenhouse.

Registration is open. Visit to sign up for classes.