The BHU Organic Training College
The College was established in 2007 to deliver hands-on programmes in partnership with Lincoln University.
The BHU College is one arm of the BHU Organics Trust. The trust is a joint venture between Lincoln University and the New Zealand Organic Movement, dedicated to providing education, training and research in organic, ecological, permanent and related agricultures and horticultures.
There are three main sections within the trust:
- The BHU Organic Training College.
- The BHU Future Farming Centre, which delivers science and extension for agriculture and horticulture.
- These are supported by The BHU Farm, situated at Lincoln University, and overseen by the Trust Board.
The BHU Future Farming Centre
The BHU Future Farming Centre is dedicated to the science and extension of permanent and whole-system agricultures and horticultures, such as organic agriculture, ecological agriculture, agroecology, and biological farming, for the benefit of all farmers and growers.
The FFC has three main areas of activity: research, extension and consulting, thus offering farmers and growers all the services they need to help them optimise their production systems.
Has been teaching agriculture for 140 years. But as New Zealand’s economy has grown ever more diverse, they have kept pace. They offer a perfect balance of credibility, experience and future-focus with a range of specialised areas, which include agriculture, horticulture, winemaking and grape-growing, business, property and valuation, environmental management, tourism, sport and recreation and landscape architecture.
Focus on fundamental research into natural, sustainable ways of protecting New Zealand from plant pests, diseases and weeds.
Their aim is to develop sustainable pest management solutions that will help New Zealand’s plant-based primary production to flourish, while maintaining the pristine natural environment.