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  • Innovations at Farm-Based Education Conference

    December 9, 2019 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    At November's successful National Farm-Based Education Conference, 7 innovations contributed to strengthening farm-based education opportunities across the country.

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  • Leading the Farm to School Movement

    November 27, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    Twenty years ago, Vermont was an early adopter of the Farm to School movement. Now, 65% of Vermont schools report having a connection with a farm or farmer!

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  • Education and Action: Climate Resiliency Fellowship

    November 26, 2019 | Kerri McAllister Education for Sustainability

    Most teachers believe climate change should be taught in schools. They're just unsure how to do it. Our Climate Resiliency Fellowship is changing that.

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  • The Man Behind the Memorial

    November 24, 2019 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    On your walk to the overlook beyond the Farm Barn, it's easy to miss the Lone Tree Hill Memorial, and the man honored there. Who was Derick Webb? Let us introduce you.

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  • Threading the Past into the Future: Infusing Indigenous Perspective in our Curriculum

    November 21, 2019 | Aimee Arandia Østensen Education for Sustainability

    Where is the indigenous perspective in our place-based education work? 5th grade teacher Aziza Malik, one of our EFS Leadership Academy teachers, asked this question.

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  • Expanding a Sugarbush, Tending the Woods

    November 20, 2019 | Holly Brough

    As we expand our sugarbush to increase production this year, we invited long-time sugarmaker David Marvin to assess our strategy and plans for the woodlands.

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  • Post-Graduate Education Fellows - A Reflection

    November 12, 2019 | Holly Brough

    To many people, our Fellowship program for recent college graduates is kind of a "hidden" piece of the Farm. But its impacts loom large, as a recent alum of the program shares in this reflection.

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  • Get Cooking with Jr Iron Chef VT 2020!

    November 8, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    For a taste of the competition, try Green Mountain Technology & Career Center’s recipe for Rich and Creamy Ratatouille in a Roasted Pepper Sauce, which won the 2019 Crowd Pleaser Award.

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  • Farewell to Dudley

    November 7, 2019 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    We recently lost our dear donkey, Dudley, to old age. He was a longtime fixture in the Children's Farmyard. Look back on his years with us.

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  • Cooking with Pumpkin

    October 30, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    While many pumpkins are carved into jack o’lanterns for trick or treating, many remain intact. It is easy to forget that these squash are edible, and a great way to engage children in cooking after the holiday.

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