The Organic Agriculture Trainers Seminar seeks to use principles found in God’s Word and in creation to train individuals in the basics of agriculture. We desire to learn about ways of doing agriculture that will benefit creation on all levels, therefore taking part in the dominion and stewardship given to us by God. We believe that in Christ, God’s desire is to reconcile all things to himself and that through agriculture, relationships can be restored. We desire to discover and use agriculture methods that restore man’s relationship to creation, bringing about conservation and sustainability. We also desire to help the various parts of nature that are found in the garden (soil, animals, bugs, microorganisms, plants etc.) thrive together as God intended. We will learn the basic science of some aspects of growing food as well as have an opportunity to practice basic planting techniques.
OATS stands for Organics Agriculture Trainers Seminar.
One Week Introductory course with Practical
26th March – 1st April 2023
Location: The Fig Tree – Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Price: 250€ including food
Three Week Organic Agricultural Trainers Seminar
16th April – 6th May 2023
Location: YWAM Herrnhut – Herrnhut, Germany & Nuremberg Food Forrest – Nuremberg, Germany
Price: 800€ including food and accommodation
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Meet the team
Aaron and Susi Hoover (USA/Germany)
are parents of two kids (Eleni and Ezra), have a passion for community living, farming with abundance, and Jesus. Permanently located in Greece, they have started gardens on city rooftops, outside refugee camps, and currently on a YWAM base in Germany.
Benjamin Alles (Canada)
is experienced with mixed vegetable crop production in Germany and Canada, integrated egg production, and research in cover-cropping and no-till vegetable production. Ben is married to Michelle from Paraguay.
Richard and Bruna (Netherlands/Brazil))
are parents of three kids (Anorah, Brandon, and Noah). They love Jesus, family, farming, dreaming, tiny houses, gardening, and their dog.