Train with us Online!
Training opportunities for the next generation of food and farming leaders in agroecology
Training in Applied Agroecology Program (TAAP)
– Engaging, online-only Agroecology curriculum and live sessions, that prompts hands-on training while employing a popular education model that pulls from students’ lived experiences to inform their curiosity, inquiry and work in Agroecology, Farming & Food Systems.
Current Certificate offerings:
- Introduction to Agroecology: The certificate course includes assignments, discussions, and professional development activities. Students complete 8 sessions, typically over two months, and assignments. We use Google classroom to facilitate course materials, assignment submissions, and meet virtually via Zoom.
Key course themes include: (1) Food Sovereignty, (2) Food Systems, (3) Participatory Action, (4) Land Defense, (5) Sustainable Agroecosystems, (6) Agroecological Practices.
TAAP cost: TBD as we redesign and plan a relaunch.
TAAP was originally funded by the 2501 Program provided by the USDA’s Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement and concluded in March 2023. MESA is developing a course fee model that will be announced in our newsletter. Join our newsletter here to receive program updates and announcements!
- 2023 Opportunity: WWOOF-USA sponsors 20 Future Farmer Grant Recipients to receive a $2000 grant to train on a WWOOF farm in the United States. MESA is providing the TAAP: introduction to agroecology course for all grant recipients via our partnership. You can learn more about our partnership here.