BHU Organics Trust

Who we are 

There are three main sections within the trust: The BHU Organic Training College offers courses in Organic Horticulture.


The BHU Future Farming Centre, which delivers science and extension for agriculture and horticulture.


These are supported by The BHU Farm, situated at Lincoln University, and overseen by the Trust Board.

How we started 

The Biological Husbandry Unit (BHU) was established in 1976 by Bob Crowder, an academic working at Lincoln University (LU). After Bob's retirement at the end of the 1990s the BHU was re-launched in 2001 as a charitable trust as a joint venture between Lincoln University and the New Zealand Organic Movement. 

The College was established in 2007 to deliver hands-on programmes in partnership with Lincoln University.

The BHU College is one arm of the BHU Organics Trust. The Biological Husbandry Unit Organics Trust (BHU) is a joint venture between Lincoln University and the New Zealand Organic Movement.

Our commitment to organics 

We are dedicated to providing education, training and research in organic, ecological, permanent and related agricultures and horticultures.