Micro-credential certificate suite

Interested in farming, market gardening or home-based growing? Expand your understanding of the science, principles and practices that inform sustainable, regenerative and agro-ecological farming. 

Piloting on Vancouver Island

This new suite of certificates will start in Fall 2024. Developed and delivered with regional colleges and small universities in BC. More certificates are being planned.

What to expect 

Each certificate is 8 to 10 sessions long and includes:

  • weekly online classes 
  • guest speakers
  • take-home reading
  • exercises
  • in-person field days  


Agro-ecological Systems Management     

Early Fall 2024
Get an introduction to the art and the sciences that shape agro-ecological principles and practices. Explores ecological and farm biodiversity, climate-adaptation and ecosystem restoration strategies.  
This course invites a holistic, Two-Eyed Seeing perspective on the ecological, social, and economic impacts and benefits of contemporary and traditional land management.

Sustainable Soils Management       

Late Fall 2024
Explore the science of soil. Develop an understanding of soil as a complex community of living beings. Learn about the physical, chemical, biological and social environments of soil. 
Understand how communities of plants, animals and other biological beings in the soil can thrive or be regenerated with soil amendment practices.

Organic Vegetable Seed Production        

Winter 2024-25
Gain an understanding of the science of organic seed production for vegetables. Explore the current regulatory and policy environments in Canada that impact seed saving and seed sovereignty.  
This national initiative is a refresh of the Organic Vegetable Seed Production course developed with Canadian Organic Growers and SeedChange Canada.  

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