Time: July 11, 2011 to July 13, 2011
Location: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Street: Bedford Rd
City/Town: Pocantico Hills, NY
Website or Map: http://www.stonebarnscenter.o…
Event Type: workshop, for, teachers
Organized By: Judy Fink
Latest Activity: Feb 20, 2012
Over the three days, teachers will learn about our sustainable agricultural practices in raising crops and animals best suited to our region, focusing on the following questions:
• Where does our food really come from?
• How does what we choose to eat affect our health, the health of the land, the community and
• How do we begin to teach children to become thoughtful food consumers?
• In-depth tour of farm operations
• Hands-on seasonal farm chores (e.g., egg collection, sheep pasture rotation, plant seeding,
transplanting, harvesting, greenhouse bed preparation and cleaning)
• Conversations with Stone Barns farmers
• Farm to table lunch (including seasonal harvest, lunch preparation and dining)
• Resources and activities to take back to the classroom
The program is held mostly outside and involves walking and a fair amount of physical activity.
Participants should be prepared for all kinds of weather, and should arrive on time to make the
most of the cool summer mornings.
Judy Fink, Education Programs Director, founded and developed programs for students, teachers
and campers at Stone Barns. Prior to Stone Barns, Judy taught elementary school for 18 years
and also coordinated curriculum and staff development at Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES.
Barbara Fox, Education Programs Manager, has been designing and teaching school programs
at Stone Barns for three years. Barbara has an MBA in Finance and a Certificate in Horticulture
from the New York Botanical Gardens.
Registration: $190/person. Early registration is strongly recommended.
Location: Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills,