Alan designs specific course with his clients and covers a wide range of subjects that address the need for balancing work done in the classroom context and work done in the field. The Lindros Organic Agriculture A Handbook was generally used as the curriculum for training. Currently Alan uses his latest AGROECOLOGY book

Lindros prefers to do onsite training and strives towards courses based on the concept of “train the trainer”

The course route that is offered as a recommendation is the following:

  • ROAM (Regenerative Organic Agriculture & Mindfulness)
  • Who am I?
  • Organic Agriculture an Introduction
  • Agroecology Systems and Technologies
  • Soils & Fertility
  • Vegetable Production
  • Organic Pests and Diseases
  • Soil Conservation
  • Effective Microorganisms
  • Compost
  • Green Manures
  • Rotations
  • Weeds
  • Mulching
  • Farm Animals
  • Poultry
  • Land Design
  • Conversion to Organic
  • Sustainable Fertilization
  • Biodynamic Agriculture
  • Three-fold Social Order
  • Certification Process
  • SAOSO Standards
  • Community Based Natural Resource Management (CBNRM)

Courses for training are not specific and the preferred timescale is several sessions over two years. The courses are designed by the collaboration of the client and Alan’s 50 years of experience in four countries.

Alan initiated the 3 month residential training program at the 17 Shaft Conference and Accommodation Centre. The course focuses on Leadership, Agroecology and paired skills. This was done in collaboration with the South African Food Lab (SAFL) and has been funded by WWF and the Nedbank Green Fund. See the associated short videos at:

The Future of Food: South African Food Lab (Stellenbosch University)

17 Shaft Agroecology Training for Trainers (first round 2016):

17 Shaft Agroecology Second Course 2017 (just released 2017)