Technical Training Opportunities in Organic Agriculture
Everdale’s mission is to be a farm-based organization that provides hands-on, solution-based food and farming education to build and engage healthy local communities. Everdale offers:
Canadian Organic Growers
Gaia College in Duncan, BC offers a number of online and classroom programs, including a number of organic courses, including:
- Diploma in Organic Land Care
- Organic Horticulture Specialist
- Organic Land Care Accreditation (Online and classroom)
- Organic Master Gardener (Online and classroom)
- Ecological Plant Knowledge for Organic Gardeners
- Growing Food 2 - Growing Nutrient Dense and High Energy Food
- Ecological Landscape Design
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Richmond Farm School offers a 10 month training program in small-scale sustainable agriculture that combines both classroom theory and hands-on practicum.
Organic Farming Insititue of British Columbia
OFIBC courses are designed for farmers by experienced organic farmers. The online science and technology courses provide practicing farmers with all they need to understand about the how and why of organic soil management, composting, pruning, pest management and the other practical aspects of organic farming. Field training courses on working organic farms reinforces the knowledge learned online.
University of British Columbia
The UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture is an eight-month experiential learning program designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems.
Langara College Continuing Studies offers a rich and diverse range of lifelong learning opportunities. The Sustainable Communities stream offers a number of programs and certificates for those interested in organic and sustainable agriculture.
Seneca College, in Toronto, ON offers continuing education courses, in partnership with Gaia College, in:
Humber College in Toronto, ON, in partnership with Gaia College offers online courses, including:
Burnaby Community and Continuing Education
Burnaby Community and Continuing Education in Burnaby, BC offers continuing education courses, including:
Royal Roads University
Royal Roads University in Victoria, BC, offers organic courses in partnership with Gaia College, including:
Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre
Stony Plain Multicultural Heritage Centre, Alberta offers an Organic Master Gardener course, in conjunction with Gaia College.
Landscape Ontario in Milton offers an Organic Land Care Accreditation course, in partnership with Gaia College.