As they say, "There is no wrong way to join a social network." This site is a bit like a social network, just like Facebook. Obviously, our focus is very specific and revolves around farm-based education.
One of the primary goals of this network is to connect farm-based educators to share information and resources. There is a VERY good chance that someone else in this community has solved a problem you are struggling with or is doing something really well and can share their model - be it summer camp pricing, farm safety for your visitors, farm-to-school implementation, etc. Sharing information via a website allows the rich content to be archived and shared.
Here are some tips with LINKS (in green) to get you started on the site:
SIGN UP AND JOIN THE WEBSITE
Joining the site ensures that you will receive our quarterly newsletter and allows you to post jobs, submit inquiries to the listserv, and share/comment on the materials and resources in the Library. See below for information about personal privacy and e-mail/notification settings.
JOIN AND CONVERSATIONS
View our conversation topics and get answers and share information about topics and issues of relevance to the community of farm-based educators. See below to manage your personal privacy and e-mail settings.
LIBRARY OF MATERIALS
Make use of the search box to find out if someone has already begun a discussion about the topic you are interested in. You can also browse by category. Find the information you want. If it is not there, ask others for their input. Not sure what you are looking for, start on our Things we Really Like page.
The Groups are a place to Regional networks are active and emerging in CA, MA and CT. Ther are other groups too - View the group activities. Join a group. If you don't see the group you are looking for, we encourage you to start your own group.
Search events around the country of relevance to farm-based educators - got one you think others would like, post it!
YOUR OWN PAGE
If you have joined the network and logged in, you can see all the activities you are part of in one place. You can view your blog posts. You can see how many events, photos, or videos you have added.
You can adjust your email settings so that you only receive what you want to receive from the network.
It is now possible to receive Daily Digests! New!
Email Digests are a great way to keep updated on the content you follow without being inundated with notifications. Instead, you can choose to receive one daily email summarizing all of the activity you normally get through individual notifications. This includes replies to discussions you follow, comments on your posts or My Page and new friend requests.
To select the daily digest option:
1. Choose "Setting" from the right hand column beneath your name when you are signed into the
2. Then choose "Email" from the left hand column beneath My Settings.
3. The very top option is how frequently you would like to receive emails. You can receive them right
away or as a daily digest.
We consider privacy to be of the utmost importance. You can view your current privacy settings and adjust them. Of course we will never share your contact information.
What is farm-based education?
Farm-based education is a form of experiential, interdisciplinary education that connects people to the environment, their community, and the role of agriculture in our lives.
Farm-based education promotes land stewardship, the value of meaningful work, and supports the local food systems that sustain us.
What is the Farm-Based Education Association?
Today, the FBEA remains a collaboration of farm based education organizations. A working group of organizational members provide leadership for the outreach and program activities of FBEA. Shelburne Farms remains the Fiscal Sponsor contributing administrative, program development, and fundraising support to the project.
Have other questions about how to use this network?
Please add your comments below and an administrator of the network will respond.