Clackamas Community College

Organic Farming, Certificate


This certificate focuses on an ecological systems approach to sustainable farming principles and practices which are suitable for small-scale market farming. Many classes have a lab component, which provides students with the opportunity to gain a practical, working knowledge of small-scale, organic farming and marketing practices. Production methods for vegetables, grain, and fruit are covered.

Students may begin this program any term, although starting in Spring term to follow the annual crop planting, harvesting and planning cycle is recommended.

For information contact April Chastain, Horticulture Department advisor, 503-594-3055 or