Learning in the Real World

Learning in the Real World



The College of Marin Environmental Landscaping Program offers the courses below. Many of these courses have a hands-on lab component where students come out to the farm to engage in the practices of organic farming, gardening and landscaping.

Courses offered are:

  1. ELND 101 – Introductory Principles for Sustainable Landscapes, Farms, and Gardens
  2. ELND 109F and 109S – Principles and Practices of Organic Farming and Gardening
  3. ELND 115F and 115S – Plant Identification, Selection, and Propagation
  4. ELND 120A and 120B – Landscape Ecology
  5. ELND 150 – Integrated Pest Management in Landscapes, Farms, and Gardens
  6. ELND 160 – Soils: Ecology and Management
  7. ELND 190 – Irrigation of Landscapes, Farms and Gardens

For current information about which courses are being offered and to register, click here.


Work Study Positions

The College of Marin offers a limited number of part-time, Federal Work Study positions for students who qualify for financial aid, are currently enrolled in 6 units, and have an interest in a career of organic farming. For more information, click here.





Relevant Training Opportunities

We offer continuing education programs in collaboration with the College of Marin, The Cultural Conservancy, UC Cooperative Extension–Marin, Marin Master Gardeners, local farmers and guest teachers. Our workshops cover seasonal topics for organic farmers and gardeners as well as a clear introduction to Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Native Foodways. To see which workshops are available now and to register, check out the calendar page.