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Certification Program - Ecological Farming and Farm to Table Lifestyle and Food Preparation

The Tres Estrellas “Soil-to-Table Certification Program” is a 4-week residential program that provides training in small-scale ecological farming, farm-to-table cooking and self-reliance. Participants live, learn and work at the scenic 6-acre Tres Estrellas Organic Farm and Garden located in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, one hour south of San Diego, CA. The permaculture influenced farm elegantly incorporates organic, biointensive fruit and vegetable production, agroforestry, agrobiodiversity conservation and animal husbandry to create an idyllic example of ecological agriculture. The training covers the basics of small- scale, ecological farming and farm-to-table lifestyle and cooking through a dynamic combination of presentations, group discussions, hands-on field work, hands-on cooking and food preservation, field trips and individual projects.

Participants will receive a "Soil-To-Table Certification Program" certificate upon completion.

The cost for the program is $1,500 USD. The program includes shared housing, meals, transportation to and from San Diego International Airport, all curricular activities as well as two Saturdays at Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort and Spa to enjoy pool time, presentations from guest presenters, fitness and wellness classes as well as farm fresh meals in the Rancho La Puerta dining room.

Dates for Winter 2022 program: February 12- March 12, 2022.

Additional program dates offered in 2022. Email lhethcote@rancholapuerta.com for more information.

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For more information, or to apply, please contact Education Director Lindsey Hethcote at lhethcote@rancholapuerta.com.


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