AS in Sustainable Horticulture

University of Massachusetts Amherst

Date Posted: Aug. 22, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Grounds
Content Type: Academic Programs
Discipline: Agriculture
Program Type: Associate (2-year) degree
Distance: Local Only


Students are prepared for careers in greenhouse crop production, nursery crop production, and horticulture opportunities at parks, recreational areas, tourist attractions, and historic sites. Sustainable and environmentally sound methods of selecting, producing and utilizing landscape plants are emphasized. Students choose elective courses to design their own course of study, including vegetable and herb production, sustainable agriculture, and pest management as well as horticulture courses. In this way, students learn a wide variety of skills for application in the diverse horticulture industry

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