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This network would not exist without the dedication and vision of the Founding Partners of the FBEN, who came together in 2006 to establish the Farm-Based Education Association. Since then, Founding Partners have volunteered as Board, Working Group or Advisory Board members of the FBEN. Many hours were spent, many miles covered and plenty of butcher paper was provided to the process of establishing and maintaining this important resource.

 All of these individuals are celebrated in their own communities for the work they do and have done in their fields (literally/figuratively). They will also be forever celebrated for their collective contributions to the FBEN. Thank you to these generous and thoughtful professionals! (Listed with their 2006 affiliations.) 

Michael Abelman

Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens, British Columbia, CA

Marci Birkes

Stonewall Farm, Keene, NH

Megan Camp

Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Wayne Castonguay 

Appleton Farms, Ipswich, MA

Erin Cinelli 

Spannocchia Foundation, Portland, ME

Patrick Connors

The Farm School, Athol, MA

Daphne Derven

The Emeril Lagasse Foundation, New Orleans, LA

Rolf Diamant

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park, Woodstock, VT

Brian Donahue

Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Sam Feldman 

The FARM Institute, Edgartown, MA

Judy Fink

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY

Matthew Goldfarb

Cornell University's Small Farms Program, Ithaca, NY and The FARM Institute, Edgartown, MA

Ben Holmes

The Farm School, Athol, MA

Dana Hudson

National Farm to School Network, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT

Antoine Jacobsohn

 Kitchen Garden of the King, Versailles, France

Jen James

Farm Aid and Codman Community Farms, Cambridge, MA

Nena Johnson

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, Pocantico Hills, NY

David Kahn

 N. American Montessori Teachers Association, Burton, OH

Grey Lee

Land’s Sake, Weston, MA

Tia Pinney

Drumlin Farm and Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA

Brooke Redmond

Farm-Based Education Association and Radish Road, Concord, MA 


Rachel Schneider

Hawthorne Valley Farm, Ghent, New York

Louise Schorn Smith

Countryside Consulting, Glenmoore, PA

Kris Scopnich

Drumlin Farm Massachusetts Audubon Sanctuary, Lincoln, MA

Scott Stokoe

Dartmouth College Organic Farm, Hanover, NH

John H. Vogel Jr.

Allwin Initiative for Corporate Citizenship Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, Hanover, NH

Michele Wales

Delaware Nature Society, Hockessin, DE

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