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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Sustainability and Racism - Resources for You

    June 3, 2020 Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    ​​​​​​​At this profound moment in our country, as so many of us seek to educate ourselves to dismantle systemic racism, here are a few resources that our staff have found helpful.

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  • Supporting Farm to School During School Closures

    May 8, 2020 | Sarah Webb Education for Sustainability, Farm to School

    Vermont FEED's leadership update on supporting school meals, farmer-school relationships, and nutrition and agricultural education during school closures.

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  • Vermont FEED receives $100,000 grant from USDA for Farm To School Institute

    March 4, 2020 | Megan Camp Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    As a partner with NOFA-VT in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), Shelburne Farms will receive $100,000 from the USDA to support the Northeast Farm to School Institute!

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  • Secrets of our shoreline woods. A walk with Tom Wessels

    February 17, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Explore the Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forests along Lake Champlain's shoreline with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels.

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  • Checking in with our Education Fellows

    February 13, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability

    Mid-way through their year-long tenure at the Farm, we sat down with our post-graduate education fellows to hear about their experiences so far.

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  • Activities for Your Winter School Vacation

    February 13, 2020 Education for Sustainability

    February school vacation is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for ways to keep kids busy and learning over the days at home, we have you covered!

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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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  • 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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