Welcome to The Organic 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 Biological Husbandry Unit Organics Trust (BHU) 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 (where you are now!).
- 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.
Certificate in Organics Level 3 & Level 4 (Zero Fees)
The programme has a good mix of both practical and theory using on-farm facilities and equipment. A hands-on focus, covering organic principles and practices over one or two semesters.
Stepping Stone Programme
BHU graduates have the option of using BHU land and facilities to grow and market their own certified organic produce.
Katie has come full circle from her childhood days: she grew up in Christchurch with a big family vegetable garden,…read more
John Chang is one of the older students at the Organic Training College. Originally from Hong Kong, he and his…read more
Geoff began to consider a career in horticulture after he enjoyed a stint working outdoors as a caretaker of a…read more
Ilan Egoz is originally from Israel and came into contact with the BHU through helping to establish the on-site community…read more
Catherine (Cat) will be one of the first graduates of the Organic Distance Programme offered by the BHU. The course…read more
Nam Tay (known as Tay to his classmates) and his family came to New Zealand as tourists in 1999 and…read more
Heather had no background in organics or horticulture at all before she started the course at the Organic Training College…read more
News & Events
New hands-on organic programme starting 10th February 2020
The BHU is excited to announce that we have partnered with the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) to offer the…
Weekly Market Stall on Campus
Students from the BHU will be selling fresh organic produce on Lincoln University campus, outside Ivey Hall, from 11.30am-2pm every…
Mesh Crop Covers
As a result of the research undertaken by the FFC on the use of mesh crop covers for controlling Tomato…
Check out The Organic Store!
The Organic Store is a retail arm of the The BHU Organics Trust. We are a Charitable trust and in a joint venture with Lincoln University and the New Zealand Organic movement. The BHU is dedicated to providing education, training and research in organic, ecological, permanent and related agricultures and horticultures.