The mission of the Sustainable Food Systems Program at Mesa Community College is to provide students a strong sustainable food systems foundation so that they become systems-oriented change agents. We have a vision of nourishing the local and global community by fostering the growth of real food and real jobs.
We will contribute to the socially aware, skilled, entrepreneurial workforce in the emerging fields of organic agriculture and sustainable local food systems by educating students who will:
· stimulate the creation of green jobs.
· support the growth of community and school educational gardens.
· raise the level of environmental, health, safety, and social awareness.
· kindle the joy of growing, preparing, and eating real food with others.
· reorient resources, programs and policies.
· create opportunities for wholesome food to be available to all.
· shift control of the food supply to people in the local community.
· improve the freshness and nutritional quality of campus food.
· model self-reliance.
View the Associate of Applied Science or Certificate of Completion pages to see specific courses and get started.
In The News
- 2012: MCC and Rio Salado College Showcase Sustainable Foods at Food Day Event
- 2009: Slow Food Movement Part of MCC's Future