Regenerative Food Systems certificate

Be a leader in the world of food and farming

A bunch of carrots against a white background representing our Regenerative Food Systems certificate

Advocate for food security, be a farmer, or better understand environmental justice with FLC's Regenerative Food Systems certificate.

With field trips and land-based courses, roll up your sleeves and experience how food systems can (and should) be sustainable and renewing for the planet and people.

You’ll take a series of courses that will cover the foundations of environmental justice, regenerative agriculture, soil, and politics.


In addition to completing an internship, many of the courses in this program include experiential and place-based work. 

You might be outside in the campus garden daily or have field trips to local farms, including our Old Fort Farm in Hesperus, Colorado. 

You could explore ways communities develop around their environment as you visit places in the Southwest, from Black Mesa, Arizona, to Taos, New Mexico.

Regenerative Food Systems students working in the garden at the Old Fort.
Grace Ann Robinson, Environmental Studies, ’20, on the Regenerative Food Systems certificate

"The class that intrigued me the most was Agroecology; we had hands-on experience with each concept we discussed, making the content more memorable and engaging."

FLC Voices

Our interns learn about food production and systems.


For students & community members

Regenerative Food Systems student working in campus garden.

You can complete this certificate program in as little as three semesters and pursue it concurrently with your bachelor’s degree or enroll solely for the certificate. 

To apply

If you are already enrolled at FLC:

Add the certificate as you would declare a major or minor.

If you are not currently enrolled at FLC:

Submit supporting documents when you apply for the Regenerative Food Systems Certificate:

  • If you have earned no college credits, you'll need your high school transcript and test scores when you apply.
  • If you have earned fewer than 24 college credits, you'll need your high school transcript, test scores, and official transcripts from all colleges you attended.
  • If you have earned 24 or more college credits, you'll need official transcripts from all colleges you attended.
  • If you have earned a bachelor's degree, you'll need official transcripts indicating your degree from all colleges attended.

*Please note that seeking the Regenerative Food Systems Certificate alone will not qualify you for state or federal financial aid.


What can you do with a Regenerative Food Systems certificate?

With experiential learning and research opportunities, a dedicated faculty and small classes, and your motivation, you'll be well-prepared to make a difference in the health and well-being of your community. Whether you move directly into the workplace, or pursue a graduate degree in accelerate nursing, public health, social work, health administration, or biomedicine, you'll have every you need to succeed.

Contact us

Dr. Kathy Hilimire
Program Coordinator