Kwantlen and TFN let you go to school on farm

Have you always wanted to learn to farm?

Whether you’re an aspiring farmer or want to be a better homestead gardener, Kwantlen Polytechnic University offers a program for you.

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Its farm school is a nine-month program that will teach participants the art and science of small-sale organic farming. Participants will learn on KPUs seven-acre certified organic teaching farm in Tsawwassen that produces vegetables, fruit trees, and raises pigs and chickens. The farm is on traditional Tsawwassen First Nation land, so aspects of Indigenous food ways are incorporated into the learning.

The practical program sees participants learn through farming with the program manager, staff and other like-minded students throughout the season.

“Just as important as learning to grow food, we believe that meaningful food system change comes from a deep commitment to a relationship-based approach,” said program manager Caroline Chui. “We still have a couple spots open for our April 2019 enrolment. We accept anyone who is passionate and is dedicated to learning about organic farming. No prerequisites required.”

Find out more about the program at http://www.kpu.ca/tfnfarm or contact Chiu at caroline.chiu@kpu.ca.

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