SOIL Apprenticeship Program:
ACORN has partnered with Stewards of Irreplaceable Land (SOIL) to promote its national Organic Farm Apprenticeship Program in Atlantic Canada. ACORN will help administer the program for farms in the region, providing more visibility and regional promotions.
acts as a liaison between the organic farmer willing to take on
apprentices and those wishing to work and learn on an organic farm.
Organic Agriculture Centre of Canada (OACC): www.oacc.info
offers a series of web-based credit courses on organic agriculture and
a Certificate of Specialization in Organic Agriculture through the Nova
Scotia Agricultural College. Courses include "Transition to Organic
Agriculture", "Basic Composting Skills", "Organic Field Crop
Management", "Organic Livestock Production", "Principles of Organic
Horticulture" and many more.
Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF): www.wooff.ca
Orientation to Organic Farms , Willing Workers On Organic Farms and
World -Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Vacationing in Canada and
volunteering on Organic Farms is a great way to broaden your education
and practical experience. It also serves as a great way to
inexpensively travel. Over 500 farm hosts - a great variety of choices
- will introduce you to the many interesting aspects of Canadian farms
and gardens. WWOOFing is a cultural exchange.
Falls Brook Centre Training and Workshops (NB): www.fallsbrookcentre.ca
Falls Brook Centre is a sustainable community demonstration and
training centre in rural New Brunswick. Located in South Knowlesville
on 400 acres of Acadian forest and farmland, it represents a balance
between the two major economic drivers in the region - forestry and
farming. Falls Brook Centre strives to promote exemplary sustainable
practices in these two areas through our organic gardens, orchards,
forest trails and promotion of ecological certification. Other on-site
activities include solar and wind energy systems, a small conference
centre, herbariums, tree nurseries, non-timber forest product plantings
for mushrooms and ginseng, and other restoration sites that provide the
basis for many outreach programs. The 400 acres on-site is certified
organic by OCIA, New Brunswick.
Tatamagouche Centre - Environmental Programs (NS): www.tatacentre.ca
To register for any of our programs please call us at: 1-800-218-2220 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.