Thank you for your interest in the the Urban Agriculture Certificate Program. The program is now filled. Interested in learning about future ones we'll be holding? Great! Please fill out the form below. 


Beginning March 11, 2017

10-week Course held each Saturday beginning on March 11
9:00am - 3:00 pm

($190 course fee includes instruction, lab sessions and lunch)
Registration fee must be received prior to the start of the course to confirm your participation.

Virginia State University • Randolph Farm and Randolph Farm Pavilion

Increase Your Competence and Marketability for a Career in Urban Agriculture
REGISTRATION IS LIMITED. Registration closes March 3.

Topics Include:
• Urban Farming on Small Acreage
• Food Deserts
• Sustainable Agriculture
• Permaculture
• Brownfields and Safe Gardening Practices
• City and Environmental Policy Overview
• Biointensive Production
• Aquaponics/Hydroponics
• Indoor and High/Low Tunnel Production
• Backyard Rearing

Instruction by Virginia State University and Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension Research, Specialists, and Agents as well as featured guest speakers throughout the course.

This program is supported in part by the USDA/NIFA grant # 2015-38821-24339 Entitled “From Food Deserts to Agrihoods: Transforming Food Insecure Neighborhoods with Comprehensive Urban Agriculture Education.

For more information, contact Dr. Leonard Githinji ( or call the VSU Agriculture and Natural Resources office at (804) 524-5960.

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact the Agriculture and Natural Resources office at (804) 524-5960 / TDD (800) 828-1120 during business hours of 8 am. and 5 p.m. to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.