Connecting with land through agriculture can be educational, joyful, healing, and empowering. From a Yellow Farmhouse in Connecticut to an apiary in Botswana, and a hillside campus in Vermont to an urban farm school in New York City, four panelists will offer stories from the field of farm-based education during this session. Discover how learning with and about farming catalyzes opportunities for business development, community building, and the creation of thriving local food systems. Whether you're joining from a farm-based organization, a family farm, a hospitality business, or an education institution, this session will inspire you to offer authentic farm-based experiences in your communities, too.
Moderator: Vera Simon-Nobes, Farm-Based Education Network (Vermont, USA)
Speakers: Lusanda Magwape, Dream Factory Foundation (South Africa / Botswana); Jennifer Rothman, Yellow Farmhouse Education Center (Connecticut, USA ); Connor Vaughn, Farm School NYC (New York, USA); Tony Van Winkle and Gwyneth Harris, Sterling College (Vermont, USA)