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REGENERATIVE FARM TRAINING

Training: KPU Farm Schools 2021 Cohorts
Organization: KPU Farm Schools
Location: Greater Vancouver BC
Type: 7-8 month training/ education/ incubator, tuition fee

Apply Now for KPU Farm Schools - 2021

KPU Farm Schools is accepting applications for their 2021 programs!

All backgrounds and experiences welcome, no prerequisites required.

KPU Farm Schools consists of Tsawwassen First Nation and Richmond. Each farm school offers its own distinct 7-8 month program that provides students with a strong foundation in the principals and practices of regenerative farming. These programs focus on hands on, experiential learning alongside industry professionals, supported by classroom learning to prepare students for a career in the industry.

Which Farm School is right for you?

The Tsawwassen First Nation Farm School (TFNFS) is a partnership between KPU and Tsawwassen First Nation and is an intensive immersion into high production farming within a diversity of topics and specialties. Our certified organic farm is both an educational and working farm that sells its products through various Vancouver Farmers Markets, restaurants and a 100+ member CSA produce box program.

Program Details:

  • 7 months, 3-4 days per week
  • April through October
  • Mix of field based and classroom learning
  • Incorporates an Indigenous perspective to food systems
  • 20-acre site with - vegetable, livestock and perennial crop production, and incubator plots
  • Multiple ¼ - ½ acre incubator plots are reserved for interested students post-graduation
  • Certified organic production farm selling vegetables, fruit, eggs and meat to the local community

The Richmond Farm School (RFS) is an educational and working farm that focuses on lean urban farming - small-scale, intensive, high value, and cost-effective crop production with minimal infrastructure and capital investment.

Part-time Program Details:

  • 8 months, 1 day per week March through October
  • 250+ hours of experiential field-based learning, supplemented with classroom learning
  • 6-acre site showcasing small-scale, high value, intensive vegetable, herb and cut flower production on ½ - 1 acre plots.
  • Multiple ¼ acre blocks are reserved for Incubator farmers after graduation

Please go to our webpage at www.kpu.ca/farmschools for more information and to apply, or email farmschools@kpu.ca if you have additional questions.

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Oct 22 2020    ID: 57758