The School of Adaptive Agriculture (SAA) Practicum Program is for adults who have decided to enter the sustainable food system but may not yet know what their role will be. SAA offers a three-month intensive residential training program on a 5,000 acre working ranch in Mendocino County, California. This program combines experiential learning with living and working side-by-side with farmers and ranchers. Classroom- based learning is designed to send students off with a comprehensive vocabulary, skill set, and understanding of the foundations of small scale agriculture. Weekly field trips contribute to a unique learning experience, giving students a well-rounded education that helps launch careers in the food system. SAA also offers workshops.
Soil Centric's Pro Tip
Sign-up for the School of Adaptive Ag's newsletter, follow their events page on their website or follow them on social media. You'll get notices of short courses and events that are open to the general public. These courses are a great way to get your feet wet in some of the basic skills you may need in a career in regenerative agriculture and if you are interested in their long-term comprehensive training program, these short programs are an excellent way to get to know the community, the landscape and SAA's approach to teaching.