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New Specialist High Skills Major – Agriculture Program in Cornwall

Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School is now offering a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program in Agriculture. The program began in September 2017, and this year’s first cohort of 15 students, has helped to support a very successful start-up!

Students have created a small sized farm on the Holy Trinity property, planting over 2,000 trees (maples, oak, spruce, apple, pear and plum), and setting up a permaculture garden area. The students have also helped to build a greenhouse for additional growing of plants and vegetables.

Lead Teacher Michael Smith noted that getting the program up and running was hard work.

“It’s been a lot of work setting up the farm for the program, but all of the students have really enjoyed working outside, building the permaculture gardens, and planting the 128 fruit and nut trees. They have certainly become proud ambassadors for the program.”

The Specialist High Skills Major in Agriculture is one of 24 SHSM programs offered throughout the CDSBEO.

Students from the Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School SHSM, Agriculture















Patrick Paul, a grade 11 SHSM Agriculture student, and the new greenhouse.

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