SAgE Collaborative

A Program of Viva Farms

Partnerships and Programs

Growing Sustainability in Agriculture, Farming, Food, Justice, and the Environment

The SAgE Collaborative is a partnership between five two-year colleges, Edmonds Community College, Highline College, Peninsula College, Seattle Central College, and Skagit Valley College, Washington State University, and Viva Farms that offers aligned, high quality education and training programs at the nexus of the sustainability, agriculture, farming, food, and environmental movements.

Logo for Edmonds College
Logo for Highline College
Logo for Peninsula College
logo for WSU Pullman

SAgE partner programs prepare students for employment in these and associated fields through high school specialized courses, higher education certificates and degrees, and practical field experience. This coordinated education to careers pipeline affords educators the opportunity to collaborate across institutions and produce curriculum that responds to real-world conditions and change.

Education to Career Pathways

Chart showing education to Career Pathways
Agriculture student using a seeder for the first time.
agriculture student holding freshly harvested scapes
Trio of agriculture students weeding amidst rows of vegetables.
Agriculture student checking his project in the greenhouse
Student making notes about plants growth

SAgE Mission

To offer innovative, interdisciplinary, and cross-cultural education and training to address the coupled environmental and ecological processes and socioeconomic and political complexities related to sustainable urban and small farm agriculture and food systems within and beyond Washington State and the Cascadia bioregion.

Agriculture faculty showing students how to use the seeder
Sage student with freshly picked produce

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