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Community-Rooted Organic Produce Services (CROPS)

CROPS operated from September 2009 - May 2014
CROPS was a collaborative effort between the Earth Ethics Institute (EEI) and the Center for Community Involvement at Miami Dade College. The goal of CROPS was to offer quality, healthy, chemical free (certified organic) food (locally or regionally grown when possible) to the MDC community. In addition CROPS hopee to educate the Miami Dade College community about the importance of a consuming organic produce
This page and those pages linked from this page allow us to keep an online record of our work.

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Frequently Asked Questions and Cost Comparison            

For more information  call at 305-237-

Service Learning Opportunities in Collaboration with CROPS

Service Learning Projects

CROPS Recipe Blog
Nutritional Guides

Newsletters by Campuses
CROPS Newsletters 2009-2011


Organic Food

Organic food is agriculture grown without the use of chemicals, artificial additives, or treatments, such as conventional pesticides, bioengineering, or ionizing radiation. Farmers focus on using renewable resources and conserving soil and water in order to sustain the environment. Organic farmers use natural fertilizers such as manure and compost. There are many health and environmental benefits to eating organic. Learn more about organic food

Miami-Dade County Farmers Markets and Local Food

Becoming a Member

In order to become a member, you must fill out the CROPS Membership Application.
Learn how to become a member

Resource Links
For new applicants, returning applicants, and applicants updating their information, the application can be accessed here*. There is also a compilation of nutritional information on various fruits and vegetables, along with recipes. For resources, there are books and videos we recommended that pertains to agriculture, health and the environment, along with websites related to agriculture and food. You can also contact us by email.



Earth Ethics Institute • An Earth Literacy Resource Center Serving MDC Administrators, Faculty, Staff,  and Students, as well as the South Florida Community
Miami Dade College 300 N.E. 2nd Avenue, Room 3506-11, Miami, FL 33132-2204 t: 305-237-3796 • f: 305-237-7724