Workforce Grant to Support Sustainable Food System Goals

College of Marin

COM and Industry Partners to Create Model Environmental Program

NOVATO, Calif.—Aug. 10, 2009—College of Marin received a clear green light to move ahead with its farm-based Sustainable Food Systems program thanks to a new two-year Chancellor’s grant of $374,254.

“This is a welcome ray of light in an otherwise gloomy and dark economic climate,” said COM Superintendent/President Frances L. White, Ph.D. “These funds couldn’t have arrived at a better time and will ensure that our organic garden educational program continues to thrive.”

The project, spearheaded by the college in collaboration with the Conservation Corps North Bay and UC Cooperative Extension, is designed to provide the education and training resources for a skilled, entrepreneurial workforce in the emerging fields of organic agriculture and sustainable local food systems. (MORE)

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