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Training Program in Mexico- Ecological Farming and Farm to Table 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, 35-year old 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 leave with new knowledge on how to start a small farm or vegetable patch, how to use farm fresh produce for food and medicine, inspiration for future endeavors in the farm or kitchen and new friends from an unforgettable group experience in the foothills of sacred Mount Kuchumaa!

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, farm fresh 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 delicious meals in the Rancho La Puerta dining room!

2022 program dates:

  • April 23- May 21
  • July 9- August 6
  • October 22- November 19

Visit us on:

Facebook: Tres Estrellas Organic Farm and Garden OR Instagram: tresestrellasorganicfarm

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


Fill out our online application: https://forms.gle/9ERmdDHd9Uvpc3nH9

For more info: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WrK2SUG7yUwYo-Qqhc6lhl2mSAHGbnl6/view

No prior experience necessary! Spanish is not necessary as the program takes place in English and when necessary, Spanish is translated to English. However, if you are looking to practice your conversational Spanish skills, there are many opportunities to do so as most of the employees on the farm are native Spanish speakers!

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