Urban Teaching Farm Project
Pilot year launch – SPRING 2018!
SITE PREPARATION IN 2017
Since June 2016, NB Community Harvest Gardens has been actively engaged in a comprehensive and collaborative feasibility study around the development of an Urban Teaching Farm (UTF) in Fredericton. Results of this feasibility study, bolstered by the province’s recently released Climate Change Action Plan, Local Food & Beverage Strategy, and the Economic Growth Development Plan, show there is an appetite and a will for a Regenerative Farming Certificate (RFC) program in our region.
The UTF’s full-time seasonal program will be the first of its kind in New Brunswick to offer comprehensive & formal regenerative agricultural training that is both hands-on & business-based – see our curriculum outline. We’ve set an ambitious target too – with a soft launch of the program planned for Spring 2018.
Want more information on the benefits of regenerative organic farming? See Rodale Institute’s White Paper on Regenerative Organic Agriculture and Climate Change.
With the project’s continued focus on the green job economy, we look forward to proceeding with the development of an Urban Teaching Farm in Fredericton, NB with continued support our funding partners & other community supporters.
Need more information or want to help? Contact Claire May at firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on Facebook