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Go beyond sustainability; change the world through organic and biodynamic farming.

In our pioneering 9-month certificate program, 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.

*This is a specialized non-credit, non-degree program that is not eligible for federal financial aid. If you want to pursue an academic degree program with federal financial aid, please see our BA in Regenerative Organic Agriculture or BA in Sustainable Living.

A pioneering certificate program

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.


Go beyond sustainability

Our classes go beyond sustainability and ground students in a regenerative systems approach to organic and biodynamic agriculture. You’ll do more than learn agricultural techniques—you’ll study writing, journalism, environmental advocacy, sustainable community development and more.


Farm how nature would farm

Our classes combine traditional knowledge systems with modern science to teach completely renewable and environmentally-friendly agricultural techniques.

During your time as a student, you’ll learn how to be an environmentally responsible steward of the land by using natural resources that are renewed during the farming process.


Be a food entrepreneur

Through our hands-on approach, you’ll develop a complete seed-to-sale farm system and start selling your own organic produce before you’ve even graduated.

After graduation, you’ll be fully prepared with the practical skills you need for a job on an organic farm—and with the knowledge you need to start your own.


Grow as a person

All students in our program receive free instruction in the Transcendental Meditation technique, an evidence-based technique with proven mental, physiological, behavioral, and physical benefits that enable you to learn more efficiently and effectively.

In addition to daily meditation, you’ll learn how to work on a team, use critical thinking skills, farm ethically, and be a global citizen who contributes to our world community in a positive and sustainable way.

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

Frequently asked questions

For the 9-month program, tuition and fees are $11,530 and housing and meals are $7,400. In addition, international students will need an estimated $3,000 for personal expenses and $2,184 for health insurance.
Arrival day is February 6, 2018, and the first day of class is Monday, February 12. See our academic calendar for more information.
To reserve your spot, please make sure to pay your $500 deposit by January 15. This deposit is nonrefundable but does go towards your total program fee.
To apply to our certificate option, please visit our online application and select “Regenerative Organic Agriculture Certificate.” Start your application here.

If you are enrolled in our program as a 9-month certification course, you will not be taking these courses for college credit.

If you would prefer to take our Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program for college credit as part of a degree program, please see our BA in Regenerative Organic Agriculture or BA in Sustainable Living

If you would prefer to take our Regenerative Organic Agriculture Program for college credit as part of a degree program, please see our BA in Regenerative Organic Agriculture or BA in Sustainable Living

If you wish to learn TM before enrolling, visit www.tm.org to find aTM center near you. All students who haven’t yet learned TM will be instructed during their first week at MUM.

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