Training will start in September 2020

You may attempt this trainings if you are : 

  • Farmers looking to transition to new methods
  • The project incubators
  • Municipalities wishing to set up a system of agricultural registers in order to respond to the Municipal Information Document on Major Risks (DICRIM) Pursuant to the decree of October 11th 1990 (https://sosmaires.org/)
  • All players in food self-sufficiency

TRAINING CONTENT (140h)

6 modules including 5 days of laboratory farm practice

The duration is between 3 and 5 weeks. All materials are downloadable, the content will be provided online and the practice requires to come to the farm.

Module 1: The construction of a 100m2 aquaponics unit

The construction of an aquaponics system. (list of materials, assembly, calibration, water tests, installation of oxygen pumps, submersible pump, clay balls, baskets, substrates, etc.)
Geothermal Greenhouse Installation Tips (Semi-underground)

The project leader remains the prime contractor for its installation.

Module 2: AQUAPONIA

  • The operation of aquaponics & How to cycler its system
  • Microbiology
  • The water cycle and its role on climate
  • Management of deficiencies and local solutions
  • Control of water measurement indicators, electro-conductivity and
  • interpretation of results
  • Transfer techniques
  • Maintenance of the system
  • System management and productivity

Module 3: AGROECOLOGY AND ECOSYSTEMS CYCLE 

  • Soil microbiology
  • The ecological succession of ecosystems
  • Cultivation on living soil
  • Associations with productive aims
  • The link between the world of water and soil

Module 4: AGROFORESTRY

  • The function of the tree and its means of communication
  • The soil of the forests
  • Behavioural changes in physiological state in response to attacks
  • Water retention
  • Shelter, biodiversity
  • Influence on the Climate

Module 5: BIODYNAMICS

  • Fundamentals of the Steiner school and similarity with the knowledge of the first peoples
  • The cycles of the moon
  • Planetary and universal respiration
  • The formulas
  • Biodynamic calendar

Module 6: PRACTICAL WORKSHOP

5 days of practice on the farm to validate the theoretical silages

* Trainings are available in French, English, Burmese and Vietnamese

**Vivea number being requested

*** Soil microbiology courses may require the use of a microscope. If you do not have one, the pictures will be provided. For all requests for soil analysis, please contact the LAM analysis laboratory at Lydia & Claude Bourguignon https://lams-21.com/mediatheque/

****Operating license fees charged for use of the patent are anticipated and will vary depending on the scope of your project and future collaborations.