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The Future of Organic Education
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The Future Of Organic Education
Project 2019-06-10 20:48:38 +1200
The Biological Husbandry Unit (BHU), based near Lincoln University, has been operating since 1976 as an education and research facility for organic food production. With over 400 students armed with knowledge and applying on differing scales, the BHU already has an impressive legacy. The BHU has an opportunity, over the next 12 months, to set down a solid and independent foundation to become the home of organic education in New Zealand. We aim to educate the next generation of farmers in New Zealand, the generation that will lead us into a regenerative and bio-diverse future.
I am working to support an amazing team of diverse backgrounds and strengths:
Jon Manhire - Managing Director of The Agrobusiness Group and Chairperson of The BHU Organics Trust
Bill Martin - BHU Manager
Nicky O'Sullivan - BHU Admnistrator
Dr Charles Merfield - Founder of BHU Future Farming Centre
Bailey Peryman - BHU Organics Trust member and Co-Founder of Cultivate Christchurch
The BHU is not a new idea, it is the home of organics and already has 43 years of rich history. However, the continued presence and growth of the BHU is critical in our push for change to avoid a climate breakdown. The BHU holds and teaches the values and principles that will reconnect us with our past and lead us into a thriving future.
The team and the BHU have just secured a delivery partnership with Southern Institute of Technology to deliver organics courses, aiming to start in October this year. The money gained through the PledgeMe campaign will aloow the BHU to deliver these into the future with confidence and stability, plus create other educational opportunities for different parts of our community.
Being successful with this campaign is critical...it is an investment in a thriving and biodiverse future, where our communities hold a rich, deep connection with our land and water...a future based on care and love for our planet...
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"I'm thankful to the BHU for all the great theoretical and practical learning. Really happy to sustain this good cause."
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"The BHU has been providing fantastic education for new growers for ages... long may it continue! "
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"Good luck BHU"
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"All the best for a sucessful campaign, I applaud your efforts to promote organics and am grateful for all your support over the years. "
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"An Important area for training and research into biological methods in horticulture, needs to be treasured and secured"
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"A true asset to our country. lovely people always there to help. Thanks for everything yous do really hope this will help yous to keep doing what you do"
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"Good luck team, i hope you knock the target out of the park!"
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"I really enjoyed my time studying at the BHU. Excellent teachers, community and resources. I hope they can reach their goal. Tane Webster"
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"Keep up the good work!"
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"Too important to ignore. This is the future of NZ agriculture and horticulture. I wish I could afford more."
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"The work this organization does has enormous benefit to our land and ultimately to each of us."
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"This pledge is made on behalf of Commonsense Organics Ltd. We wholeheartedly support the important work of the BHU in support of organics!"