Education Opportunities

ASAAP - Alberta Sustainable Agriculture Apprenticeship Program (a program of Organic Alberta)

To support people interested in getting into sustainable agriculture by providing on–farm experience and training through an apprenticeship style program. ASAAP also supports farmers providing training in order to contribute towards a positive and successful experience for both the apprentice and the farmer.


Basics of Organic Seed Saving

An online tutorial on the basics of vegetable seed production.


CRAFT Ontario

A network of organic farms in Southern Ontario who offer 6 month internships to hopeful organic farmers and others interested in learning about organic farming.


Farm Start

Supports new farm enterprises in Ontario, offering access to land and equipment, business planning support, technical training, mentorship and experience with ecological and emerging farming methods.


Fleming College - Sustainable Agriculture Program

One year program starting in January 2010. Designed for beginner farmers. For more information contact Helen Knibb 866-353-6464 ext. 1342 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Gaia College

Gaia designs programs, both online and in-class, to facilitate the shift towards holistic land management and practices and the use of environmentally sustainable technologies.


IFOAM Internet Training Platform

Free access to a broad range of high quality training materials on Organic Agriculture, announcements of organic training opportunities worldwide and contacts with institutions offering training in Organic Agriculture.


Nova Scotia Agricultural College - Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture

The Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture will enable students to approach agriculture from their area of interest, to know they can be recognized for this accomplishment and to continue to take other courses in agriculture toward a degree.


OCIA Research & Education Scholarships

To encourage study and research in the area of organic agriculture, the OCIA Research & Education Board awards one $1,000 scholarship to any graduate student at any post-secondary institution studying organic and sustainable agriculture.


OFIBC - Organic Farming Institute of BC

The OFIBC is based in the Similkameen, BC and offers on line courses in organic farming (see below) as well as in-depth training on working organic farms.

ORG 101: Introduction to Organic Soil Management and Nutrient Cycles

ORG 102: Organic Soil Management practices and Transitioning to Organic


Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada

The OACC has both web-based and campus based (credit and non-credit) courses listed.


Organic Master Gardener Course

The Organic Master Gardener program in Stony Plain is Alberta’s first and most extensive organic master gardener program. Under the umbrella of the Multicultural Heritage Centre, the program is geared to adult learners of all levels of gardening experience. From those absolutely brand new to the soil, to those who have years of experience in their own yards, or for those who want an addition to a resume, the OMG program in Stony Plain is an excellent means to enjoyable learning.

Students study about three times a month from February to November each year. The first class for 2013 will be on Wednesday, February 6, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Half of the 25 (3 hour) courses are the Gaia College curriculum www.gaiacollege.ca and the other half are locally developed courses for our soils and growing region. Students receive no tests or exams, but are asked to compile a portfolio of work throughout the year. For a detailed syllabus, go to www.multicentre.org , go to the Agriculture tab and pull down to Organic Master Gardener to see the brochure. Or contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  



SOIL - Stewards of Irreplaceable Land

An Organic Farm Apprenticeship Program by a non-profit organization that connects those who want to learn how to farm sustainably with teaching farms in Canada.


St. Lawrence College - Sustainable Local Food for All Canadian Certificate

Distance education certificate program designed to meet the rising interest in local food system development.


The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm – Farm Apprenticeship

A hands-on, season-long apprenticeship-style course in sustainable agriculture. 



International volunteering opportunities available in agriculture.


University of Guelph - BSc (Agr) Organic Agriculture

“It’s all about preparing younger generations for a different kind of future.”


University of Manitoba - Organic Crop Production on the Prairies

Organic crop production is a rapidly growing enterprise with over 1100 certified organic farmers in the three prairie provinces, so why not learn more?


University of Saskatchewan - Organic Weed Management

This course covers the principals and practices of weed management in organic field crop production.


WWOOFCanada, WWOOF USA, WWOOF Hawaii and World Wide Opportunities On Organic Farms (WWOOF)

WWOOF is dedicated to helping those who would like to work as volunteers on organic farms.


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