GCC offers summer programs in sustainable agriculture to high school students

Learn sustainable farming skills
Rising and graduating seniors earn three college credits—free!

What is sustainable farming? How is it done? Can you earn a living? How do you plan? What do you plant? What about soil, water, fertilization, tools and machines? When do you harvest? Where do you sell your produce? Where do animals fit in? Explore answers to these questions with local farmer Kyle Bostrom in AGR 118 Introduction to Sustainable Farming Skills, a class that combines classroom learning with hands-on experience at Bostrom Farm in Greenfield.

Class meets June 24-August 12, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 9am–12 noon

Plan an organic garden
Rising and graduating seniors earn one college credit—free!

Learn how and why to create an organic garden at your home or at your school. Using GCC’s gardens and greenhouse, AGR 109 Organic Gardening teaches participants to plan and design a garden, prepare the soil, plant the seeds, and prepare for harvesting and storage. Come alone or bring a team!

Class meets July 11–15, Monday-Friday, 9am–12 noon

Please note! There is a special admissions process for high school students. 

For questions about these classes, please contact

Amy-Louise Pfeffer, Farm and Food Systems Coordinator
(413) 775-1489

For questions about early entrant admission to GCC, please contact

Office of Admission
(413) 775-1801

These class are offered free of charge with funding from a USDA Secondary Education,Two-Year Post-Secondary and Agriculture in the K-12 classroom Challenge Grant