Our LEAF Aina Corps Training Curriculum lessons include the following:
-how to design a practical organic permaculture farm design
-soil fertility – how to create ‘golden soil’ for healthy plants
-organic pest mgmt
-introduction to organic farming and understanding the organic farm certification process
-how to create the best and most efficient irrigation system
– crop planning and production
-non-violent animal husbandry, in particular oxen-training
– bee-keeping (apiary)
-la’au’lapa’au, native Hawaiian medicinal plants
– Lessons on all the aspects of running a successful organic farm business – record keeping, taxes, banking, managing employees and more. Specialized training in starting a successful value-added food product business and other income streams is also covered.
Participants earn formal certificates in both Organic Farming and Permaculture design.