Online Farm-Centered Learning Network for Social Change
Revolutionize your agricultural education with our online, multimedia, collaborative learning platform for the global community.
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Collaborating with numerous partner organizations, MESA has launched the Farm-Centered Learning Network for Social Change, a collaborative learning platform where the global community can teach and learn the fundamentals of agroecology.
For busy farmers who want to become better mentors and educators, and for beginning farmers who want to gain practical as well as theoretical knowledge in agroecology and food systems, this groundbreaking and innovative initiative is the first and only of its kind and promises to be an important reference in sharing research and experiences around agroecology and food sovereignty.
“Learning about the politics affecting food production globally is something that wasn’t granted to me in a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. I’m so thankful to have been linked with a program that aligns with my values, and has brought me to what I’ve wanted to learn about for so long.” – Maggie, Applied Agroecology course graduate
We offer the following courses and certificates:
Certificate in Applied Agroecology
A community-sourced curriculum, offering an introduction to the principles and application of ecological agriculture – Join the upcoming cohort now!
Building On-Farm Climate Resilience
A hybrid project that will combine online learning with in-person field workshops. The course will support experienced farmers and beginning farmers to explore, create and apply voluntary, low-risk strategies to improve environmental conditions for increased climate resilience on-farm. Learn more about this course.
Certificate in Organic Seed Production
A joint effort of MESA and the Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) – complements the six-month Seed Internship Program by supporting beginning seed farmers to access comprehensive learning resources, connect with mentors and buyers, and grow a network of experienced seed farms – Enroll Now!
Certificate in On-Farm Mentorship
To support experienced farmers, including current and prospective MESA Hosts, to pass on their knowledge and inspire the next generation – Coming Soon!
Bay Area Farmer Training Program
For current students of our Bay Area program, this multimedia curriculum considers the technical, business, ecological, political, social, and spiritual considerations of farming – For BAFTP students only
MESA Steward Resources Course
For active MESA Stewards training at farms, non-profits, and agricultural businesses throughout the US to complement the hands-on, on-farm experiential learning experience of our International Exchange – For MESA Stewards only