Goat visitors at Green Mountain Girls Farm
Farm-Based Education Network for resources and referrals
Edible Schoolyard Project for curricula and activities
Shelburne Farms Newsletter to receive notifications about upcoming farmer-educator trainings
Farm to Community Mentors, a program of NOFA Vermont through which each county is assigned a mentor, who helps connect farms and farm-based educators with schools and the broader community. Learn who your mentor is and connect with her today!
ABC’s of Farm-Based Education Course – This is a 3-day workshop for farmers and educators held annually at Shelburne Farms. To see upcoming dates, view the Shelburne Farms calendar of Educator Programs.
Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood through Nature, Food and Community-Shelburne Farms
Cultivating Joy and Wonder brings Education for Sustainability into your early childhood classroom through engaging activities, essays, and resources that encourage children to explore and engage in the world around them. The book is the fruit of Shelburne Farms’ years of experience in early childhood education and sustainability, both on the Farm and with our partners at the Sustainability Academy and King Street Center in Burlington, Vermont.
Printable Activities from Cultivating Joy and Wonder – Shelburne Farms
This collection of activities is free to download. Just print, then put them to use on your farm!
A Guide For Connecting Farms to Schools and Communities -Vermont Food Education Every Day (FEED)
Designed to help farmers, teachers, and others interested in how to use farms for education, and connect them to the community. Includes strategies to market local food to schools, and 45 hand-on, farm-based, educational activities.
Teaching Tips How to Promote Active Learning, Activity Ideas and Hints for Making an Effective Presentation – Farming and Countryside Education
Working With Students of All Ages – Vermont FEED
Teacher-Farmer Letter Templates for Field Trips – Vermont FEED
A bibliography of farm-based education books and activities – Shelburne Farms
Activities on science, gardening, nutrition and more - Life Lab
Farm Activities from Vermont FEED – Vermont FEED
Animal Ethnogram: A Farm Observation Activity for All Ages – Shelburne Farms
Why Host School Visits? – Farming and Countryside Education
Is Your Farm Ready for School Visits? – Farming and Countryside Education
What Can You Offer to Schools and Others Visiting Your Farm? - Farming and Countryside Education
Project Seasons: Hands on Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World
Developed at Shelburne Farms, Project Seasons is a collection of hands-on education activities for discovering the wonders of the world. It is invaluable in cultivating an awareness and appreciation of agriculture and natural resources.