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We provide two complimentary courses – On Line Science and Technology and Field Training courses
We recommend that students complete the online courses before the field training. The two courses are integrated. The science and technology you learn in the online course is demonstrated in the field-training course.
So as to ensure field-training participants have some background we recommend that you have completed at least half of the complimentary on line course first or have had some practical experience in the subject area.
We recommend that novice organic farmers begin with ORG 101: Introduction to Organic Soil Management and Nutrient Cycles or ORG 102: Organic Soil Management Practices and Transitioning to organic methods. Practicing organic farmers should select courses based on needs. Our Administrator, will be happy to assist you to select a training curriculum.
Organic and sustainable agricultural principles have a long history in the Similkameen Valley. In 1986 the Similkameen-Okanagan Organic Producers Association began certifying farms. Since then, South Okanagan-Similkameen growers have been leaders in the advancement of organic principles and in recognition of the values of land conservancy.
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