Duration/Start: 1 year / September and January
Learn the totality of food production while studying in our sustainable greenhouse at the North Hill campus. Focus your interests on three key sectors: fruits and vegetables, greenhouse production and nurseries.
Learn in a state-of-the-art sustainable 3,300 square foot greenhouse that brings together solar powered, energy efficient growth solutions, plus a 3.2 acre grow plot and teaching orchard. Be part of a field to fork approach when you grow and cultivate the food used in our Culinary Arts and Hotel and Restaurant Management programs.
Participate in pioneering research projects and help find ways to improve greenhouse management and food production. Our Integrated Pest Management (IPM) course examines the most modern biological controls in food growth with an aim to reduce chemical interventions for controlling pests.
Create your own customized soil and compost. Grow unusual food plants such as fenugreek, Malabar spinach and Jamaican thyme. Diagnose and treat plant diseases. Improve drainage systems and learn how to increase food production via microclimate studies. Discover how the art of budding and grafting changes the face and function of trees.