These programs are perfect for individuals looking to enhance their agricultural expertise, whether they are beginners seeking an introduction to farming or experienced professionals wanting to stay updated on the latest industry trends and practices. With flexible scheduling and a focus on real-world applications, our short-term agricultural programs are tailored to fit the needs of busy adults who want to advance their careers or explore new opportunities for personal enrichment.

TUITION COSTS ARE COVERED FOR ALL REGISTERED STUDENTS FOR SELECT COURSES THANKS TO THE PROJECT SKILL-UP GRANT.

SEATS ARE LIMITED! REGISTER NOW TO SECURE A PLACE FOR YOU!

Medicinal & Edible Plants

Have you ever wondered about the incredible therapeutic and culinary potential of plants that grow right in your backyard? Look no further than our Medicinal and Edible Plant Course, offered at Piedmont Community College.

Nature has provided us with an abundance of plants that not only tantalize our taste buds but also possess remarkable healing properties. In this course, you’ll embark on a fascinating journey into the world of medicinal and edible plants, unlocking the secrets of their traditional uses and modern applications.

Course IDStart DateEnd DateTimeLocationCourse Fees
ENV 3200B-
52676
8/24/204210/5/2024Saturdays
9:00AM-1:00PM
Caswell Campus
K-151
$125.00
CLASS IS NOW FULL. ALL NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON HOLD. AS CANCELLATIONS OCCUR, STUDENTS WILL THEN BE CONTACTED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE RECEIVED.

Mushroom Foraging and Cultivation

This course offers hands-on experience in safely foraging and growing mushrooms. Students will be introduced to the basic skills needed to safely identify many species of wild mushrooms to determine if they are edible, non-edible, or toxic. Skills learned will also include various techniques in cultivating at least four edible mushrooms on multiple substrates.

COURSE IDSTART DATEEND DATETIMELOCATIONCOURSE FEES
ENV 3200A-
52678
10/5/202411/9/2024Saturdays
9:00 AM-1:00 PM
Caswell Campus
K-151
$70.00

WHEN CLASS IS FULL. ALL NEW REGISTRATIONS WILL BE PLACED ON HOLD. AS CANCELLATIONS OCCUR, STUDENTS WILL THEN BE CONTACTED IN THE ORDER IN WHICH THEY WERE RECEIVED.

Permaculture & Regenerative Farming

Are you eager to explore sustainable and regenerative approaches to agriculture, land management, and community building? Look no further than our Continuing Education Course on Permaculture.


Permaculture is a holistic design philosophy that empowers individuals to create resilient and self-sustaining systems that mimic nature’s patterns. In this course, you’ll delve into the core principles and practical applications of permaculture, gaining the knowledge and skills to create sustainable landscapes, nurture biodiverse ecosystems, and cultivate abundance for yourself and your community.

Course IDStart DateEnd DateTimesLocationCourse Fees
AGR 3001-Spring 2025W/TH
5:30PM-8:00PM
Caswell Campus
K-151
$125.00

Tree Healthcare and Maintenance

Are you passionate about preserving the beauty of our natural landscapes? Do you want to learn how to properly care for and maintain trees in your community? Look no further! Our comprehensive short-term course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to become a proficient tree caretaker. Whether you’re an arborist looking to enhance your expertise or a homeowner eager to cultivate a thriving green space, this course offers valuable insights into tree health, disease prevention, pruning techniques, and sustainable maintenance practices. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of tree care and discover how you can make a meaningful impact on the environment around you. Sign up today and embark on a journey towards becoming a steward of our precious natural resources!


Due to expanding economic growth and development that may be affecting local tree growth, healthy trees are needed now more than ever to help prevent and decrease canopy cover loss. This course will educate students on how to properly and safely perform tree healthcare and maintenance to support healthy tree canopies for our communities.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify basic tree anatomy and understand how it relates to tree health care.
  • Understand key requirements for tree survival
  • Properly identify the most popular urban trees in Southeast
  • Proper planting methods
  • Maintenance of tree health and proper monitoring practices.
Course IDStart DateEnd DateTimesLocationCourse Fees
ENV 3200C-Spring 2025T/TH
6:30 PM-8:30 PM
Caswell Campus
K-151
$125.00