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67 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT, 05701
United States

(802) 417-1528

Rutland Area Farm and Food Link (RAFFL) promotes local food knowledge, production and market opportunities for farmers and community members throughout our region.

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ABC's of Farm Education Workshop


Shelburne Farms offers the ABC’s of Farm Education/Farmer Project Seasons Workshop for FREE to Vermont Farmers. Here’s more workshop info: Workshop Poster ABC's of Farm Education Registration, March 2011

The ABC’s of Farm Education workshop, offered March 4th and 5th, combines opportunities to learn hands-on activities from our Project Seasons program. We also allow time for discussion, program planning and problem solving focusing around strategies for connecting with schools, marketing your program, advertising, and creating a safe educational environment.We do a “needs assessment” when participants register so that we are sure to touch on what you’d like to learn about the most (for instance: animal, veggie, soil topics, and/or marketing, program development, etc.)

The basic focus of this workshop is “how to start and/or enhance you farm-based educational programming”. Some people are just starting out; others are looking for new ideas. Conversations are very rich considering the variety of participant backgrounds.  We will visit a variety of places at Shelburne Farms during the workshop: our Market Garden, Dairy, Children’s Farm Yard and forest and fields- depending on the interests of Workshop participants. We will also meet several farmers at Shelburne Farms to gain their first hand experience of working with the public.

We can offer limited on-farm accommodations for $60.00 a night per person.  The accommodations are at the Orchard Cove House right on Lake Champlain.  These accommodations are available on a first come basis.

_________________________________________________________ Megan Camp Vice President & Program Director (802) 985-8686 Ext. 314 SHELBURNE FARMS: Cultivating a Conservation Ethic www.shelburnefarms.org 1611 Harbor Road, Shelburne, VT 05482