NEWPORT — The Northeast Kingdom Farm-to-School Conference is taking place on November 5, in Craftsbury. The conference will be exploring ways Farm to School Programs can celebrate, grow, and thrive. The conference is ideal for preschool – 12 educators, food service professionals, Farm to School Coordinators, administrators, farmers, parents, and students.
The conference is an excellent opportunity to network, ask questions and get involved in the farm-to-school network. The day will begin with presentations from inspiring individuals currently involved in the farm-to-school movement, workshops focused on engaging schools in farm-to-school practices, and break-out sessions that include farm field trips. Certificates available for professional development.
The day includes great workshops on:
Farm & Food Curriculum Connections (K-12), Improving and funding school meals, Best practices for school composting, Using school gardens as outdoor classrooms.
Harvest of the Month: Taste tests and beyond, Harvest Lessons, Hands-on field trips to local FTS sites and much, much more.
The early bird rate (until Oct. 24) is $20 half-day and $30 full day. The full price rate is $30 half-day and $40 full day. There is a special reduced rate for Food Service Staff and Farmers. The registration fee includes a delicious, local lunch prepared by Sterling College.
Registration is now open so please visit their website, www.greenmountainfarmtoschool.org to register.
The 2014 Conference is presented by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, Sterling College, and Vermont Community Foundation.
Wednesday, November 5th 2014
8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.