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Urban Agriculture

The certificate in urban agriculture responds to contemporary issues in horticulture, urban design, livability and quality of life, food security, and sustainability. Students who pursue the certificate in urban agriculture are required to submit an application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  • Describe the global social, economic, and ecological issues of providing food for the urban population.
  • Identify the favorable site and political conditions for the development of urban agriculture.
  • Plan the critical path for the approval, design, and implementation process for urban agriculture.
  • Prepare a design plan for an urban agriculture project that accounts for soil conditions, plant selection, construction, maintenance, funding, and staffing.
  • Provide precedent and feasibility studies based on current literature and resources regarding urban agriculture.

This program is designed to work with local advocates and organizations who support urban agriculture in the metropolitan region of the University of Cincinnati. Students will work with regional experts to gain first-hand experience of the challenges and rewards of bringing fresh, safe, and healthy food to the city.

Degree: CERT2

Full-time program duration: 2.0 Years

Location: West Campus

Contact Information:

College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
DAAP Student Affairs
DAAP Admissions
PO Box 210016
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0016
(513) 556-1376

Admission Requirements

Students seeking admission to this certificate must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in previous college work. To apply, students should turn in the application to the DAAP Student Affairs Office, 5470 Aronoff.


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Urban Agriculture Certificate


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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