Meeting Notes and Recordings
We'd like to extend gratitude to the many individuals who have shared during FBEN's virtual meetings. You invigorate the virtual meeting room with your stories, learning, and sincere advice.
(updated July 2020)
Abbey Palmer- Michigan State University Extension, Chatham, MI
George Conklin - Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
Jocelyn Tidwell - New Haven Land Trust, New Haven, CT
Melanie Douty Snipes - Snipes Farm, Morrisville, PA
Jesse Pyles - Smokey House Center, Danby, VT
Jamie Lombardo - Smokey House Center, Danby, VT
Andrew Ziv, Eden Village Camp, Putnam Valley, NY
Travus Maloney, Rooted WI, Madison, WI
Ashley Davenport - Retreat Farm, Brattleboro, VT
Christine Dinsmore - Pineland Farms, New Gloucester, ME
Johanna Press - Eden Village Camp, Putnam Valley, NY
Jack Wright - Wright-Locke Farm, Winchester, MA
Zoë Nelson - Oxbow Farm and Conservation Center, Carnation, WA
Taffy Gwitira - Impact Hub, Baltimore, MD
Lindsay Whitaker - Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
Maritza Rosario - The Food Project, Boston, MA
Ellen Koehler - Michigan State Tollgate Farm, Novi, MI
Cat Parrish - Shelburne Farms, Shelburne, VT
Julie Sanderson from Farm and Wilderness, Plymouth, VT
Patrice Lockert Anthony - Black Label Consulting
Jess Barbini - Rural Health Network, Ithaca, NY
Xavier Brown, Soilful, Washington, D.C.
Sophia Maravall and Digs DeCandia
Sonja Sugarman - Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD
Psacayah Lichenstein - Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD
Onika Abraham - Farm School, NYC, New York, NY
Ivy Mitchell - Arcadia Ct. for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, Alexandria, VA
Lucie Ashley - Live Earth Discovery Farm Program, Watsonville, CA
Sharone Oren - Coastal Roots, Encinitas, CA
Meredith Rivlin - Cedar Circle Farm, East Thetford, VT
Hallie Sykes - Oxbow Farm and Education Center, Carnation, WA
Dr. Sade Anderson, Ujima Consulting Collective, Washington, D.C.
Notes and Recordings
Library of ActivitiesVisit our Google Drive Folder for Farm Activities Connecting to the Following Topics: Community Cooking, Nutrition, Taste Tests Cows Chickens Crafts Energy Fiber Food Appartheid Food Sovereignty Forestry Goats Land and Reparations Maple Syrup Mindfulness Pigs Scavenger Hunts Seeds Self-reflection Sensory Activities for Anywhere Sheep Soil, Compost, WormsLand History and Reparations Water Snow Vegetables in Gardens Find more activities in the following guides: Connecting Farms to Schools and Communities - Vermont FEED Project Seasons: Hands-On Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World - Shelburne Farms - Shelburne Farms Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood through Food, Nature & Community - Shelburne Farms 4H Animal and Agricultural Science Curriculum and Games
Elementary & Middle School Curriculum and GuidesConnecting Farms to Schools and Communities - Vermont FEED A Start-Up Manual for Farm-Based Education Programs - Nick Olsen Mid-Atlantic Farm-Based Education Network Guide for Connecting Farms, Schools, and Communities Farm Field Trip Toolkit - Oregon Farm to School & School Garden Network Curriculum Resources from Farm to School British Colombia School Garden Curriculum Guide for Elementary School Teachers - Holly Hill Farm Farm Field Trip Lesson Plan Template - Green Mountain Farm to School The Land You Live On - A Guide by Native Land Project Seasons: Hands-On Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World - Shelburne Farms - Shelburne Farms Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood through Food, Nature & Community - Shelburne Farms In Defense of Food Middle School Curriculum - PBS Learning Media Understanding Food and Climate Change - Center for Ecoliteracy Seed to Table - Community Groundworks Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education (English & Español) - Nathan Larson The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Activity Guide - Life Lab A Greenhouse Manual for Educators - City Blossoms, ATTRA, US Botanic Garden Huertos Educativos: Relatos desde el Movimiento Latinoamericano - LabVida Lab Vida Alimentación Comunidad y Aprendizaje - LabVida Manual de Huertos Escolares para Docentes - LabVida 4H Animal and Agricultural Science Curriculum and Games
Teen Curriculum and GuidesUnderstanding Food and Climate Change - Center for Ecoliteracy French Fries in the Food System - The Food Project FoodSpan: High School Food Systems Curriculum - Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future Food for the Sol: A Food, Justice, and Community Building Curriculum for Youth - Seeds of Solidarity Global Sustainable Food Project - Leah Penniman Academic Year Youth Program Manual - The Food Project Volume I: Youth Program: Recruitment - The Food Project Volume II: Youth Program Set-Up - The Food Project Volume III: Implementation - The Food Project National Ag in the Classroom Resource Search Food Education for Change: A Semester-Long Exploration of the Food System for High School Students - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture
Youth Entrepreneurship ProgramsEarthDance Farms - Ferguson, MO The Food Project Mobile Market - Boston, MA City Blossoms Youth Entrepreneurship Cooperative - Washington, D.C. East New York Farms - East New York, NY Roots Rising - Pittsfield, MA Greenagers' Front Lawn Food - South Egremont, MA RootDown LA - Los Angeles, CA The Youth Farm Project - Ithaca, NY Vermont Youth Conservation Corps Farm - Richmond, VT Food What? - Santa Cruz, CA
Labor and Justice in Agricultural EducationAuthor of books from children's perspectives, Francisco Jiménez Soul Fire Farm's Food Sovereignty Youth Program Activities Migrant Justice’s resources for educators Behind the Barcodes: A Teaching and Learning Guide for Secondary Schools Oxfam Education: Global Food Challenge Food Chains Documentary Fair World Project Farmworker Justice Report Rethinking the Roles of Multi-Stakholder Initiatives Article: After #MeToo, This Group Has Nearly Erased Sexual Harassment in Farm Fields The Farmworker Inventory Life on the Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont, book by Teresa Mares The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today, book by Kevni Bales and Ron Soodalter Fair Food 2018 Report CNN International: Video on Alejandrina's Story El viaje más caro | The Most Costly Journey - Ethnographic cartooning project from Vermont Folklife Center Article: Hardship on Mexico's farms, a bounty for U.S. tables, L.A. Times Opinion: Cesar Chavez Did Not Want This Work to Be Cruel Milk with Dignity: First Biennial Report - 2018-2019 Article: Injustice on Our Plates The Power in Our Hands: A Curriculum on the History of Work and Workers in the United States
Anti-Racism in EducationGrowing Together: A Guide for Building Inspired, Diverse, and Productive Youth Communities by The Food Project Abolitionist Teaching Network: Resources for Agitators The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander The Work of Dr. Dominique C. Hill, co-author of Who look at me?! Shifting the Gaze of Education Through Blackness, Queerness, and The Body Education for Liberation Network - Webinars and Resources Mapping our Social Change Roles by Deepa Iyer Latino Outdoors Weekly Resources Howard Stevenson - a nationally sought expert on how racial stress and racial trauma can affect every stage of life. White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People To Talk About Racism (and be sure to read critiques of this book, too, including The Dehumanizing Condescension of White Fragility) Ibram X Kendi books including Stamped, Anti-Racist Baby, and How to Be An Anti-Racist Guide for Talking About Race with Kids from the National Museum of African American History and Culture Why Black Lives Matter Curriculum: https://www.wideanglemedia.org/wblmcurriculum Teaching for Black Lives Book: https://www.teachingforblacklives.org/ Institutionalized Racism: A Syllabus: https://daily.jstor.org/institutionalized-racism-a-syllabus/ Black Lives Matter at School: Teaching Resources: https://blacklivesmatteratschool.com/teaching-materials/ Race and Health Equity - National Collaborating Centre for Determinants of Health, Canada Key Public Health Resources for Anti-racism Action: A curated list - Canada Video: Onika Abraham Talk at the Real Organic Project Symposium, 3-02-2019 Video: Leah Penniman Talk, "Farming While Black" at EcoFarm Conference, 2020 Defending Black Life, Seeding Hope, and Decomposing Racism from Soul Fire Farm Love Notes Theconsciouskid.org - An education, research, and policy organization dedicated to equity and promoting healthy racial identity development in youth. Power Means Who the Police Believe: Talking with Young Children about Race and Racial Violence by Emma Reddin Building Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Outdoor Classrooms - Education Outside Laying the Foundation for Discussing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Garden Educators - Education Outside Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community: Identity Mapping, Fitting In vs. Belonging - Education Outside Reflecting on Organizational Culture: Deepening the Work - Education Outside Building Anti-Racist White Educators Video: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, Django Paris Video: The Danger of a Single Story - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Video: A Tale of Two Teachers - Melissa Crum Video: What does my headscarf mean to you? - Yassmin Abdel-Magied
Social Care FarmingResources coming soon!
Outdoor Classroom ManagementEdible Schoolyard Garden Culture - Edible Schoolyard Project Tips for Managing Kids in a Garden (Spanish) - Life Lab Outdoor Classroom Management (English) - Life Lab Outdoor Classroom Management Webinar - Life Lab 101 Ways to Connect Learning to the Garden - Life Lab 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Queer and Trans Students in Vermont Schools - Outright Vermont Growing Together: A Guide for Building Inspired, Diverse, and Productive Youth Communities Trans-Related Printable Infographic Series - Trans Student Education Resources Actions Educators Can Take to Interupt Narratives that are Damaging to American Indians and Alaska Native Students - Dr. Shadiin Garcia Food Sovereignty Youth Program Integrity Guidelines Soulfire Farm Building Culturally Responsive and Inclusive Outdoor Classrooms - Education Outside Laying the Foundation for Discussing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Garden Educators - Education Outside Getting to Know Yourself and Your Community: Identity Mapping, Fitting In vs. Belonging - Education Outside Video: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, ie "Check yourself when developing ways to best include and honor studnets."
Supporting LGBTQIA+ StudentsPride Camping Association Virtual Trainings 20 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Queer and Trans Students in Vermont Schools - Outright Vermont Trans Student Educational Resources The Work of Dr. Dominique C. Hill, co-author of Who look at me?! Shifting the Gaze of Education Through Blackness, Queerness, and The Body LGBTQ+ Lesson Plans from Anti-Defamiation League LGBTQ+ Lessons, Articles from Teaching Tolerance Supporting LGBTQ Students During Social Distancing - Teaching Tolerance
Farm Songs and Kids' BooksWhat's In Our Library? A Compilation of Favorite Books for Kids & Their Educators - City Blossoms Multicultural Children's Literatuer in the Garden - Poughkeepsie Farm Project Growing Minds Farm to School Bookshelf - Growing Minds Abenaki Reading List for Children - Abenaki Artists Association Storybook list - Green Mountain Farm to School How to Tell the Difference: A Guide for Evaluating Children's Books for Anti-Indian Bias Harvest of Songs: A Music-Based Educational Resource Worksongs.org: Songs to Aid Labor
Farm CampResources coming soon! FBEN Folder of Useful Summer Camp Documents - 2020 Pride Camping Association Virtual Trainings
Equity Work in OrganizationsYoung Farmers Racial Equity Toolkit by National Young Farmers Coalition Awake to Woke to Work: Building a Race Equity Culture by Equity in the Center Protocol for Culturally Responsive Organizations by Coalition of Communities of Color Racial Equity Tools Website Farming While Black Soul Fire Farm’s Practical Guide to Liberation on the Land Emergent Strategy Book by Adrienne Maree Brown Alison Park of Blink Diversity
Managing Your OrganizationMore resources coming soon!
School Garden Resource LinksLife Lab's School Garden Resource Hub National Farm to School Network Resource Database School Garden Support Organization Network Edible Schoolyard Resource Hub Kids Gardening Educator Resources What's the Best Garden for You? - City Blossoms 7-Steps to Creating a Successful School Garden - Dorothy Grady-Scarbrough, Mississippi Farm to School Network Got Dirt? A Garden Toolkit for Implementing Youth Gardens - Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Program Hay Tierra? Un Kit de Herramientas para el Huerto para Implementar Huertos para Jóvenes Spanish Language School Garden Resource Collection - Life Lab Garden as a Classroom Manual - Boulder Valley School District Project Learning Garden Lesson Plans Tips for Gardening with Kids - Green Mountain Farm to School A Guide to Starting a Composting Program at Your School - Green Mountain Farm to School The School Garden Cookbook - Captain Planet Foundation Incorporating School Garden Language into a School Wellness Policy - Wisconsin School Garden Initiative Got Vegetables: A Youth Garden-Based Nutrition Education Curriculum - Community Groundworks Hay Verduras: Un Plan de Educación Nutricional Basado en el Huerto de Jóvenes Farm to Keikie: Cooking, Gardening and Nutrition with Children - Tiana Kamen, MSN - Kaua'i, Hawai'i School Garden Curriculum Guide for Elementary School Teachers - Holly Hill Farm Project Seasons: Hands-On Activities for Discovering the Wonders of the World - Shelburne Farms - Shelburne Farms Cultivating Joy and Wonder: Educating for Sustainability in Early Childhood through Food, Nature & Community - Shelburne Farms Teaching in Nature's Classroom: Core Principles of Garden-Based Education (English & Español) - Nathan Larson The Growing Classroom: Garden-Based Science and Nutrition Activity Guide - Life Lab A Greenhouse Manual for Educators - City Blossoms, ATTRA, US Botanic Garden Huertos Educativos: Relatos desde el Movimiento Latinoamericano - LabVida Manual de Huertos Escolares para Docentes - LabVida
Indigenous Farm to School ResourcesBlog: Steps Educators Can Take to Interrupt Narratives that are Damaging to American Indian and Alaska Native Students by Dr. Shadiin Garcia Indigenous Foodscapes Project - Vancouver Farm to School Promising Practices in Indigenous Community Health Promotion - National Collaboration Centre for Determinants of Health Dream of Wild Health (organization) - Minneapolis, MN Growing Farm to School in Native Communities Native Farm to School Resource Guide Bringing Tribal Foods and Traditions into Cafeterias, Classrooms, and Gardens - USDA Gardens in Tribal Communities - USDA Farm to School Profiles from Native Communities Real Foods in Native Communities Facebook Page First Nations Development Institute Oyate - Helping Educators Provide Historically Accurate, Culturally Appropriate Information about Native Peoples Intertribal Agriculture Council
Systemic Racism in AgricultureFarming While Black: Dismantling Racism in the Food System - CUESA Soul Fire Farm Publications Podcast 1619 Episodes: "The Land of Our Fathers Part I" and "Part II" by Nikole Hannah-Jones Podcast "Losing Ground": Dorothy and Freddy Wise, Black Hog Farmers by John Biewen How Racism Has Shaped the American Farmnig Landscape - Eater.com Annotated Bibliography: Current research and outreach on structural racism in the U.S. food system for the food system practitioner, researcher, and educator. (January 2020)
FundingThe following is a running list of grant opportunities and places to look for funding. Application deadlines are not updated regularly. Klorane Foundation Budding Botanist Grants Annie's Grants for Gardens Whole Kids Foundation Green Education Foundation The Bee Cause Program Target Field Trip Grants Cliff Bar Family Foundation Native American Agriculture Fund The Herb Society of America Grants Chef Ann Foundation Grants and Programs Seed Money 'Seed Your Future' Educator Grants Edna Lewis Scholarships for Pursuing Food Related Careers Green Education Foundation National Head Start Association Garden Grants Funds for Teachers Funding Farm to School Fact Sheet
SafetyResources coming soon!
Becoming Better FarmersBIPOC-Led Farm and Gardening How-Tos - Compiled by Soul Fire Farm Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum - The Food Project National Center for Appropriate Technology - Sustainable Agriculture Resources Suburban Growers Manual - The Food Project Urban Growers Manual - The Food Project More resources coming soon!
Research and NewsResources coming soon!