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Urban Agriculture Interdisciplinary Minor

Students minoring in Urban Agriculture acquire critical understandings and creative skills in three integrated areas: Food systems and food justice; Food production and distribution; and Community-building and collaboration.

Administrative Office
Kalmanovitz Hall, Room 120

Phone: (415) 422-5755
Melinda Stone, Director


The Minor in Urban Agriculture requires 20 units, as follows:

One introductory course (4 units)

Introduction to Urban Agriculture

Two courses in organic gardening (8 units)

ENVA - 130 Urban Agriculture: Fall

ENVA - 135 Urban Agriculture: Spring

Two electives (8 units) chosen from:

ANTH - 235 The Anthropology of Food

ARCD - 370 Construction Innovation lab

ARCD 400 Community Design Outreach

BUS - 304  Management & Organizational Dynamics

BUS - 389  Advanced Culinary Skills

ENGL - 235 Literature and the Environment

ENVA - 145 Community Garden Outreach

ENVA - 390 Special Topics in Urban Agriculture

HIST - 341  Feast and Famine: A History of Food

MS - 301    Green Media

Note: Before declaring the minor, students must meet with a faculty mentor for advising.

Learning Goals

Upon completing a minor in Urban Agriculture, students will be able to:
  1. Integrate  diverse disciplinary perspectives to understand today's complex food systems - both dominant and alternative;
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of the food/environmental movement and contribute to various efforts taking place within San Francisco and the Bay Area;
  3. Master advanced skills in organic gardening and urban homesteading and demonstrate ability to grow, harvest, prepare, and preserve food grown in San Francisco; and
  4. Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with others within USF's Garden Project and in community gardens and kitchens across the Bay Area.