Sustainable Food Systems (Advanced Diploma)
Duration/Start: 1 year / September & January
Credential: Advanced Diploma
Innovate new ways to grow, harvest and manage our food supply. Work closely with our instructors to help research different greenhouse models and find out how to improve food security in communities
We all rely on safe, high-quality, healthy foods. Assiniboine’s field to fork approach encourages quality on your plate while also supporting local food producers. Our courses emphasize innovation in how food is produced and how harvests are managed, all in the context of food security.
Learn both the industry-standard and new, modern approaches to growing food either inside the greenhouse or in the field. Explore how fruits and vegetables are grown, understand the science of agronomy, and figure out the techniques behind operating a greenhouse, breeding and propagating plants, and managing nutrients and pests.
Our 3,300 square foot sustainable greenhouse is the centre for training and research, where instructors and students work on projects to help the environment while growing food. This program enjoys a fully-equipped greenhouse, garden, orchard, field labs and growth chamber.