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Regenerative agriculture goes a step beyond organic—it restores soils and balances ecosystems.

In our BA, you’ll learn to grow healthy food that sustains our planet. You’ll study permaculture, soil ecology and more with experts in the field, connecting each topic to your deepest self.

Tune into nature’s rhythms

We’ll teach you how to work with nature, not against it. You’ll study natural agricultural techniques that grow healthy food at no cost to our planet.

Our program combines natural agricultural methods with science to teach totally renewable and practical farming techniques. You’ll set up your own farm system and be selling your own produce locally before graduation.


Advocate for our planet

You’ll take one hands-on class per month, diving deeply into topics like

  • Permaculture
  • Soil ecology
  • Biodynamic agriculture
  • Integrative pest management
  • Practical farm management skills & more

Our program goes beyond agriculture, too—you’ll have the opportunity to study writing, journalism, environmental advocacy, sustainable community development and more in small classes with experts in the field.


Dive within & discover yourself

You’ll learn the Transcendental Meditation technique, an evidence-based technique that enhances clear thinking, reduces stress and promotes creativity.

In addition, our unique system of Consciousness-Based education will help you to connect everything you’re learning to who you are at your core.

You’ll graduate with an internationally-recognized certificate, a BA degree, and all of the skills and connections you need to secure a job in the field of sustainable agriculture.

Financial aid is available for this program. Learn more ➤

Featured faculty

The program is lead by Dr. Appachanda Thimmaiah, who has spent his career developing low-cost organic farming solutions worldwide. Dr. Thimmaiah has advised various international organizations, agri-business corporations, governments and NGO’s in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Italy, Holland, and Costa Rica, and facilitated Bhutan’s transition to the world’s first 100% organic and carbon neutral nation.

Read more about Dr. Thimmaiah and his work in this article by VICE — MUNCHIES.

International partnerships

Three possible paths

Degree program

If you are just starting your college career, you can enroll in our standard 4-year BA in Regenerative Organic Agriculture program.

Degree program for transfer students

If you have an Associate’s degree and/or 60 transfer credits, you are eligible to enter the two-year track of our BA program.
View 2-year course schedule ➤

Certificate program

Our Regenerative Organic Agriculture program is also available as a 9-month-long, non-credit certification program.
Learn more ➤

Featured courses

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Permaculture Design

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You’ll learn how to design and implement sustainable systems in harmony with the natural world. This class will teach you the principles and methodologies of sustainable design, how to read the landscape, and the basics of urban and rural homesteads, food forests and orchards, greenhouse operation, natural building, alternative energy techniques, and more.

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Harvesting and Succession Planting

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In this course, you’ll study harvest and post-harvest efficiencies, including cleaning and storage, packing shed efficiency and flow, succession plantings, and cover crops, through hands-on work in the field with your classmates. At the end, you’ll market your own crops at our local farmers market.

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Science and Technology of Consciousness

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In this class–which is totally unique to our university–you’ll examine how our brain constructs reality at every moment and how daily practice of the Transcendental Meditation technique can awaken creative potential. This course provides a framework for MUM’s unique system of Consciousness-Based education and connects to everything else you’ll learn here.

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Apprenticeship

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Your apprenticeship will send you head-first into the world of sustainable agriculture, setting you up for a promising career in the field after graduation. You’ll have the opportunity to work with industry experts in a variety of domestic and international locations.

Featured student experiences

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