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.
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.
What is Regenerative Organic Agriculture?
You’re probably already familiar with organic agriculture, which does not use GMOs, synthetic fertilizers, or artificial pesticides. However, most organic agriculture still relies on introducing natural fertilizers and pesticides into the growing process, a substitution method far from how nature actually operates.
Regenerative organic agriculture actually regenerates the natural resources used in the production of food during the farming process itself, thus supporting the entire surrounding ecosystem without the need to introduce outside substances. Regenerative agriculture is truly natural and sustainable.