MA in Food Studies
The Food Studies Program at the University of Adelaide is a unique multidisciplinary program for people with a passion for food and drink and a desire to understand the history and culture of food and drink, and their relevance to contemporary customs and practices. http://www.adelaide.edu.au/food-studies/
Shanagarry, County Cork, IRELAND
One year diploma in Practical Horticulture, surrounded by 100 acres of organic farm and gardens.
Eco Practicum is an environmental sustainability and action program for college students and recent graduates. Learn while impacting society and shaping the global future. http://www.ecopracticum.com/
BAR HARBOR, ME
Sustainable Food Systems
College of the Atlantic's approach to food systems engages students in examining the many social, cultural, political, ecological, and economic implications of the ways our food is perceived, produced, and consumed. From rural development to the politics of globalization, from land conservation to local food systems and social justice, students use interdisciplinary perspectives to understand, critique, and work to improve global and local food systems. http://www.coa.edu/sustainable-food-systems.htm
Undergraduate programs in Environmental Studies (with a concentration in Sustainable Agriculture) and Agriculture. The Farm Center provides a working farm for researching and testing sustainable methods of farming.
Hampshire College Food, Farm and Sustainability Institute
The Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute at Hampshire College is an interdisciplinary academic program focusing on food production and sustainable agriculture, centered at the vibrant Hampshire College Farm Center.
Over a 6-week period, students, faculty, staff, and alumni will come together as a living and learning community. Students will gain hands-on work experience with the guidance of the Farm Center staff, learn through inquiry-based projects mentored by faculty with a range of expertise, and acquire ownership of knowledge through independent research projects.
HospitalityManagementSchools.org focuses on explaining the relation between hospitality, the tourists and the service industry. The idea of hospitality originated centuries ago, where travelers from afar would be offered protection from the wild and comfy lodgings in cities such as Sparta. Of course in those ages, the individuals who were given these services were nobles such as diplomats and philosophers, but luckily the idea of providing amenities to guests now is the foundation of the tour and service industry. What makes a hospitality manager different from a traditional manager lies in the fact their customers are more than consumers but also guests. Because guest psychology and traditional management intertwine throughout the service industry, hospitality management is a unique career for those interested in service and accommodation. http://www.hospitalitymanagementschools.org/
This Farming for Credit Directory lists hands-on and classroom-based sustainable ag education opportunities side by side. It is organized first by region, then alphabetically by state and within states by institutional name. http://www.rodaleinstitute.org/ffc_directory
This organization promotes the teaching and learning of sustainable agriculture. SAEA defines sustainable agriculture as food and agricultural systems that are environmentally sound, economically viable, socially responsible, non-exploitative, humane, and that serve as a foundation for future generations. For a full list of academic programs in the field of sustainable agriculture, visit the SAEA website below. http://sustainableaged.org/Resources/AcademicPrograms/tabid/86/Default.aspx
Three-Year Undergraduate Degree in Gastronomic Sciences
Two-Year Graduate Degree in Gastronomy and Food Communications
One-Year Master Degrees in Food Culture and Communications or Italian Gastronomy and Tourism http://www.unisg.it/welcome_eng.lasso
The Center for an Agricultural Economy is a non-profit organization located in Hardwick, Vermont. Our work focuses on supporting and guiding the Northeast Kingdom and its Gateway Towns toward a sustainable, economical and ecological food system. http://www.hardwickagriculture.org
The go-to cimmunity for food entrepreneurs looking for support services on how to better run their sustainable food businesses. http://haymakersonline.com/
Organic Farm School: Cultivating Farmers, Foos & Community
Small-scale organic farming is experiencing a renaissance as we realize the cultural and ecological consequences of industrial farming and recognize the benefits of a regional food system that fosters ecological and social health. And with our U.S. farming community aging (the average farmer is over 57), there is an urgent need to encourage a new generation of farmers. Our goal is to help train this new generation of farmers, teaching a triple bottom line approach that will allow them to quickly establish successful small farms that will become the foundation of our growing regionally-based food system. Farming is a challenging endeavor and we offer our students the opportunity to learn the skills and concepts they need to maximize their success while minimizing their risk… such as how to create a balanced ecosystem and create sustainable fertility systems, how to plan for profit, how to conduct on-farm research and how to build community support for the farm. If you are truly considering entering the world of sustainable farming, invest in your understanding of holistic farm management and get a head-start on creating a successful farm!
San Francisco Cooking School
San Francisco Cooking School offers a fresh, new culinary arts certificate program driven by California cuisine and its progressive food values. https://www.sfcooking.com/
Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming
Groundswell's mission is to help youth and adult learners develop the skills and knowledge they need to build sustainable local food systems. Our focus is providing hands-on, experiential learning opportunities with real working farms and food businesses in the Ithaca area. Through collaboration with area schools, colleges and universities Groundswell will offer programs of study for beginning farmers, students, community members, and professionals.
NUFFIELD FARMING SCHOLARSHIPS invite enthusiastic individuals to travel overseas and study topics of their choice in agriculture, land management, horticulture or the food chain. They provide individuals with the unique opportunity to:
Stand back from their day-to-day occupation and study a topic of real interest
Achieve personal development through travel
Access the world's best in food and farming, and deliver long-term benefits to UK farmers and growers
Adult students come to The Farm School for a year - from October through the following September - to learn to farm. Throughout the year, every day and every way, students farm. Growing food for a 175 member CSA, a vibrant Farmers' Market and a 50 member meat CSA and managing 150 acres of productive forest land is the core of life and learning on the farm. Here students learn to farm by farming. http://www.farmschool.org/prog_practicalfarm.html
Quillisascut Farm School
In 2002 Lora Lea and Rick started the Quillisascut (Quil-li-sas-cut) Farm School of the Domestic Arts™, “We want our farm to be a place where people can learn together, to understand where their food is coming from,” says Lora Lea. The Misterlys’ vision for the farm soon encompassed the larger community of farmers, chefs, restaurateurs, and others who have a place in the farm-to-table continuum. Lora Lea and Rick want to show us the intricate web that links producers and consumers with the land. http://quillisascut.com/farm-school/
ANN ARBOR, MI
ZingTrain shares the “Zingerman’s experience” with forward-thinking organizations from around the world. ZingTrain’s managing partners, Maggie Bayless and Stas’ Kazmierski, use their experience in training and organizational change to help clients understand and apply the real-life systems, tools and techniques used at Zingerman’s, helping clients make meaningful, bottom-line-enhancing changes in their own organizations. ZingTrain, shares Zingerman’s expertise in training, service, merchandising, specialty foods, open book finance and staff management with the public through seminars and customized workshops. http://www.zingtrain.com/
Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture
POCANTICO HILLS, NY
Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a non-profit farm and education center located just 25 miles north of Manhattan in Pocantico Hills, New York. Stone Barns operates an 80-acre four-season farm and is working on broader initiatives to create a healthy and sustainable food system. Through our Growing Farmers Initiative, children’s education programs, and diverse public awareness programs, we aim to improve the way America eats and farms. http://www.stonebarnscenter.org/
True Nature Farm Sustainable Living & Wilderness School
True Nature Farm - Sustainable Living & Wilderness School is a Permaculture Organic Farm and a Nature Awareness School dedicated to fostering sustainable relationships within the community of all living beings, and a place where we can deepen our understanding about the true nature of our selves, our community and the earth.
Our Mission is to pioneer and demonstrate a fully-sustainable community, using viable technologies both traditional and modern, and to share our learning with others for the benefit of the present & future generations. http://www.truenaturefarm.org/courses.html
Cheese School of San Francisco
The Cheese School of San Francisco is the only independent institution of its kind in the nation dedicated entirely to helping people maximize their enjoyment and appreciation of cheese through education and tasting events, both structured and informal.
The Cheese School is committed to building a complete curriculum with classes and tasting events that can be taken alone or in combination to satisfy food lovers of all types, from the merely curious, to the serious cheese enthusiast and the food service professional.
Yale Sustainable Food Project
NEW HAVEN, CT
The Sustainable Food Project directs a sustainable dining program at Yale, manages an organic farm on campus, and runs diverse programs that support exploration and academic inquiry related to food and agriculture. http://www.yale.edu/sustainablefood/