Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture (CCUA)

Partner Type

Community Based Education

Description and Mission

The mission of the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is to demonstrate the viability of urban food production, educate the public on production methods, provide support for local producers, and advocate for policy that allows for a multitude of production options. The vision of Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture is a healthy and active community with a vibrant local economy by empowering citizens to improve their access to healthy foods.


This project is designed for students enrolled in Environmental Studies 2150, Sustainable Development in Downtown Columbia. Other students will be considered as space is available. Students will learn how to build raised beds in a new garden and do fall soil prep, build cold frames for winter veggie production, harvest summer crops, plant fall and winter crops; prepare beds for over-wintering. We pick up foodscraps from MU with a bike trailer and mix them into compost piles at several sites in downtown Columbia.

Special emphasis and skills:

Community Gardening, Community Organizing, Advocacy, Citizen Involvement, Community Specific Research

Contact Information:

Adam Saunders

214 St. Joseph Street
Columbia, MO 65201
Phone: (573) 514-4174


How to Serve

I want to earn credit for service (through service-learning)

In order to earn credit while serving on this project, please contact the MU Office of Service Learning online by submitting this form or calling us at 573.882.0227.

I want to volunteer

If you want to volunteer with this agency, please contact them directly through the contact information listed above.