Course Series in Urban Agriculture

In order to help students develop their skills and capacity to address global problems, specifically those related to the current global food crisis and climate change, an urban agriculture course series has been developed as part of the elective offerings of The Chang School’s Certificate in Food Security.

Students who complete this course series will gain in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of urban agriculture as well as the policy dimensions and governance issues that must be taken into account in the development of effective urban agriculture systems.

For more information about the Urban Agriculture course series, view our flyer or contact Reg Noble, Academic Coordinator, at

Those who successfully complete this course series are eligible to earn a Professional Development Award from The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.

Required Courses (all available via distance education)

CVFN 410   Food Security:  Understanding Urban Agriculture
CVFN 411   Food Security:  Dimensions of Urban Agriculture
CVFN 412   Food Security:  Urban Agriculture Types
CVFN 413   Food Security:  Urban Agriculture Policy-Making

Once you have successfully completed the courses, email The Chang School at with your name, student number, and the course series you have completed. Upon verification, you will receive your professional development award.

Note: These courses have been developed in partnership with ETC-Urban Agriculture (ETC-UA) and the international network of Resource Centres on Urban Agriculture and Food Security (RUAF).

In the News, February 18, 2011, Think Outside the Farm: Careers in Urban Agriculture