Among its farmers and businesses, Haliburton Community Organic Farm offers an extraordinary combination of expertise, in certified organic farming methods, ecosystem restoration and biodiversity, and holistic nutrition. We have developed a curriculum tailored to students wishing to learn organic farming within a place-based, ecological context. Coursework includes a unique mix of classroom instruction and hands-on farming, ecosystem and food handling practices. Special emphasis is placed on Indigenous food systems and the role of native species in a certified organic farming environment.
Building on Success!
The program was redesigned for this first year, 2018, thanks to the generous support of the Victoria Foundation. We were delighted to work with our first amazing crop of eco-farmers during the Spring session and are looking forward to the Fall Fundamentals session, coming up in October 2018.
We are excited to be joining forces with our longtime learning partner Royal Roads University in offering the program in four 5-day modules, one each for Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Our next offering will be the Fall Fundamentals session, October 19-23, 2018.
Thanks to generous donations by community groups, tuition bursaries are available, for up to half the tuition costs!
Tempted? Please contact us by email if you have questions or want more details.