Regenerative Food Systems certificate

Be a leader in the world of food and farming

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You can 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, you'll roll up your sleeves and experience how food systems can (and should) be sustainable and renewing for the planet and people alike.

FLC Voices

Our interns learn about food production and systems.

Grace Ann Robinson, Environmental Studies, ’20, on the Regenerative Food Systems certificate

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


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 every day 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.


For students & community members

Regenerative Food Systems student working in campus garden.

You may complete this certificate program in as little as three semesters, and either pursue it concurrently with your bachelor’s degree, or enroll solely for the certificate. Either way, you’ll be well prepared for work building equitable and responsible food systems, such as food justice advocacy, farmer’s market management, and regenerative agriculture.

To apply

If you are already enrolled at FLC

Simply add the certificate as you would declare a major or minor.

If you are not currently enrolled at FLC

You will be asked to 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 attended.
  • If you have earned 24 or more college credits, you'll need official transcripts from all colleges attended.
  • If you have earned a bachelor's degree, you'll need official transcripts indicating the degree you earned from all colleges attended.

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


Cultivate a fruitful future

Regenerative Food Systems student working in the field.

Prepare yourself to be a leader in the world of food and farming with the Regenerative Food Systems certificate. You’ll take a series of courses that will cover the foundations of environmental justice, regenerative agriculture, soil, and politics.

Imagine yourself as a:

  • Farmer
  • Food hub coordinator
  • Food security planner
  • Farm policy advocate
  • Garden educator
  • Indigenous food sovereignty specialist
  • Farmland & rangeland conservationist