Put down roots in the growing field of sustainable agriculture and mixed farming. The Regenerative Farming program covers the main theories, concepts and practices of market garden agriculture. Industry experts will guide you through a curriculum that includes greenhouse propagation, soil and plant science, weed and pest control and irrigation technologies, orchard/perennial management, certified organic standards, food security, seed saving and elements of carpentry. Students will also develop essential business management and marketing skills, as well as crop planning, and budgeting.
This program is currently not available to international applicants.
Where: Comox Valley
Starts: Spring (June)
Length: 5 months
Delivery: In person
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The small scale sustainable farming program is a well-rounded experience that I would recommend for anyone with a genuine interest in sustainable agriculture. Our instructor Dave and his family have endless knowledge in all aspects of agriculture, we were lucky to spend the hands-on time with them. With so many ventures going on at Lentelus Farms, it is the ideal setting for anyone who wants to get to know the realities of farming. This course has a lot to offer and I look forward to expanding my knowledge and implementing what I learned here for my own future in farming.
Kaila Rain Storring, NIC Small Scale Sustainable Farming graduate and sustainable farming advocate