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The one-year full time programme, largely focused on the theory and practice of organics, will commence in July. The course will cover small business management, plant and animal health, traditional and cultural food growing techniques and contemporary Māori enterprises with a focus on small scale and urban food production. The BHU Organics Trust, established in 2001, brought together like-minded specialists from Lincoln University and the NZ Organic Movement.

BHU manager Bill Martin says people are taking an active interest in the food supply chain and as a result there is increased demand for smaller scale organic production to supply farmers’ markets, cafés and restaurants.

“There are numerous social enterprises popping up across the country that

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