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September 3, 2019

Can you introduce yourself and your role with FBEN? How did you become involved in the world of food and farming and how did you end up in this role?

My name is Tafadzwa Gwitira, but everyone has called me by nickname, which is Taffy from the time I was a little girl....

May 16, 2019

I don't think anyone would object to calling you an environmental activist! What has been your most formative experience in the field (pun intended) and how has it influenced your current work at Grow Food Northampton?

I started volunteering on local small-scale organic...

February 1, 2019

Who are you and what do you do for the Farm-Based Education Network?

Hi there, everybody! My name is Lizzie Grabowski and I am joining the hardworking team at the Farm-Based Education Network to help manage FBEN’s social media accounts and newsletter. Though not working...

November 14, 2018

Brian Kuser is the Education Director and Summer Camp Director at Fernbrook Farms Environmental Education Center in Chesterfield, NJ. In addition to their Education Center, Fernbrook Farm operates a wholesale plant nursery, inn, and community supported agriculture prog...

November 14, 2017

To the Farm School and all those who make it possible,

Thank you for sharing the work of this year with me.

Thank you for the meals, and all the other kinds of nourishment.

Thank you for the invitation–and impetus–to stretch. Thank you for the rewards of doing so...

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October 6, 2017

One part road trip, one part study, one part roving feast with friends is how we chalked up the 2017 Farm-Based Education Network Learning Journey last week. In its third consecutive year, this tour has been a time for attendees to gather ideas and build community amon...

October 6, 2017

How many acres is your farm and what are the interesting geographical features of it?

Plowshares Farm is 79 acres of hills and hollows, what most would consider marginal farmland, but the challenging topography is in large part what makes the land most appealing. Much o...

June 6, 2017

Many funding resources exist for farm-based ed programs. This is a running list. Help us build this resource through adding your suggestions in the comments. 

Youth Outside Grantmaking 

At Youth Outside, we believe a meaningful experience in nature can change the co...

May 31, 2017

In 2006, when the FBEN was first taking root, the Delaware Nature Society’s Coverdale Farm Preserve was around the table with 10 other organizations as they realized they all had the same idea: to start an organization that would support and nurture farm-based educatio...

Every two years, an international audience of social workers, occupational therapists, psychologists, equine and other animal-assisted intervention specialists of all kinds descend on The Farm & Wildlife Center at Green Chimneys in Brewster, New York for the Human-Anim...

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