Program: Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture
Type: six- or four-month part-time learning program / fee-based
Organization: UBC Farm
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Imagine your own small farm, a small cottage, fresh eggs from your chickens, growing, healthy organic vegetables and fruits... If that sounds good to you, then maybe it's time to stop dreaming, and take action! Make your dream a reality by enrolling in the 2019 UBC Farm Practicum in Sustainable Agriculture.
The UBC Farm Practicum can be taken as either a six-month (April - October), or as a four-month (April - August), experiential-learning program. The program is part-time (approximately 20 hours per week), and is designed for aspiring farmers, urban gardeners, environmental educators, and students with an interest in applying their learning about sustainable agriculture and food systems. The UBC Farm is a 24-hectare gem, the largest urban farm in Vancouver, British Columbia, and situated on a site with numerous research, educational, and community outreach activities.
Participants gain a deeper understanding of agricultural management and small-scale farming, and a network of incredible people to support them along the way. The main approach to learning within the program is hands-on practice. Participants carry out seasonal farming activities with leadership provided by UBC Farm staff in the greenhouses, gardens, fields, orchards, and at our farmers’ markets. In addition, the program includes numerous guest speakers, field trips to various farming operations within the province, and access to a plot at the UBC Farm for individual and shared production.
For more information, and to apply, please see the UBC Farm Practicum website. All applications received by September 24th will be considered for Early Admission. All applications for the Regular Deadline pool are due by October 29th. Please note: You do not have to be a UBC student or post-secondary student.
A Practicum Open House will hosted at the UBC Farm on September 15th, 12 pm – 2 pm. The Open House will consist of a forum to ask questions, and opportunities to meet current practicum students and to receive a tour of the site. No registration is needed.
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Aug 29 2018 ID: 47958