Answers through action
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. These courses emphasize hands-on learning and field trips. Cap it all off with an internship based at a farm or food sovereignty organization.
Whether you’re a full-time student pursuing a bachelor’s degree, or a community member dedicated to the future of our region, you’ll have the opportunity to learn amongst kindred spirits, both in classes and in the field.
In addition to completing an internship, many of the courses in this program include experiential and place-based work. Ecological Agriculture (ENVS 319) has you outside every day in the campus garden and features field trips to local farms, including our Old Fort Farm in Hesperus, Colorado. If you choose Ecology & Society Field School (SOC 311), you’ll explore different ways that communities develop around their environment as you visit places in the Southwest from Black Mesa, Arizona to Taos, New Mexico.
How it works
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.
Simply add the certificate as you would declare a major or minor.
You will be asked to submit supporting documents when you apply for the Regenerative Food Systems Certificate.
*Please note: seeking the Regenerative Food Systems Certificate alone will not qualify you for any state or federal financial aid.