: Green Gate Farm : NSW TAFE Riverina Institute : National Environment Center (NEC)

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Green Gate Organic Farm acknowledge the Wiradjuri people, who are the Traditional Custodians of this Land on which we farm. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and we pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

 

Agroecology & Organic Farming

 

 

Modern organic farming is based on the science & practice of agroecology. Agroecology aims to work with natural processes & techniques to sustain agriculture for the long term as well as providing food & fibre for human communities. Our organic courses are based on applied agroecology.
The Green Gate Organic Farm is managed without the use of chemicals. On our organic farm we apply agroecological theory & system analysis, to then understand & managing farming & food production systems. The farm uses ecosystem sciences & sustainable agriculture practices to develop analytical & technical skills in the students. This enables students to solve important problems by linking ecology, culture & economics to agricultural systems while promoting environmental, social & economic wellbeing. By providing a deeper understanding of the diverse interactions among these elements, new food systems can be developed for the future.

 

Agroecology can be used to address important social issues ecological sustainability, food security, economic viability and longevity, resource conservation & social equity.

Other fundamental units of study in the Diploma in Organic Farming include elements in soil science, mineral cycles, energy transformation and biological processes. 

 

 

SEE VIDEO ABOUT DIVERSITY IN ECOSYSTEMS CREATING RESILIENCE. GREEN GATE ORGANIC FARM IS BASED AROUND CREATING DIVERSITY