Training New Growers from Healthy Soils to Local Markets
Student farm programs play an integral role in all sustainable agriculture education programs by pairing academics with practical, hands-on experience and training facilitated by partner Viva Farms through field trip, service learning, and volunteer opportunities, as well as internship, practicum, and research courses. Viva Student Farms are managed alongside Viva Farms Business Incubators in the lowland, agricultural valleys of Skagit County and King County.
In particular, the practicum course may be taken as an applied capstone course within select college programs, or as a series of seasonal courses within those same college programs or directly through the Viva Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture program. Upon successful completion of the series through either channel, students have the necessary prerequisites to apply to the Skagit County or King County Viva Farms Business Incubator.