Schedule

Over 50 workshops, a keynote speaker, and delicious meals await Gathering attendees.  

 

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Take a look at Concord Carlisle Regional High School, where Saturday and Sunday's workshops and keynote speaker will take place. 

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Fees and Scholarships

Registration will cost $115 per person for Saturday's program and $40 per person for the half day program on Sunday. Farmers and teachers from Concord or Carlisle are eligible for complimentary registration.  

A limited number of walk-in tickets are available for dinner at Verrill Farm on Friday evening for $15 (kids under 12 are free!)

and Colonial Inn on Saturday evening for $25 (kids under 12 are free!)

The Concord Carlisle Food Service Staff is ensuring that we eat deliciously and nutritiously throughout the weekend. ​ View the menus for each part of the weekend, and the farms from where we're sourcing. 

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Schedule 

Friday, November 4

Field Trips

8:15 - 1:00  The Farm School Immersion at The Farm School (Athol, MA) 

8:30 - 3:30  Urban Growing and Education in Boston 

9:00 - 4:00  Mission, Drive, and Heart at Four Farm-Based Education Organizations 

9:00 - 4:00  Community Farms from A to Z 

2:00 - 3:30  Heifer International Heifer Farm  

2:00 - 4:00  Accessible Farm-Based Education: Welcoming People of All Abilities’ at Drumlin Farm 

2:00 - 4:00  A Guided Walk through Minuteman National Park with Brian Donahue 

4:30 - 7:30 Pizza Supper at Verrill Farm (11 Wheeler Rd. Concord, MA) 

Massachusetts Farm to School hosts their statewide Farm and Sea to Cafeteria Conference in Leominster. Learn more...

Saturday, November 5

​8-5:30 - Full Program takes place at Concord Carlisle Regional High School (500 WAlden St., Concord, MA) 

8:00 - 9:00 Registration and light breakfast 

9:30 - 12:15 Family Workshop Series

9:15 - 10:30 Workshop Session A

10:45 - 11:45 Keynote & Announcements 

12:00 – 2:00 Lunch by Clover Food Lab and Concord Carlisle High School 

12 - 12:45 Workshop B 

12:15-1:15 Yoga Stretch w/ Sarah Weiland of On the Mat 

1:00 - 1:45 Workshop C 

2:00 - 3:15 Workshop Session D

                    Farm to School 101 

                    The Massachusetts Food Plan & New England Food Vision​ 

3:30 - 4:45 Workshop Session E

                   Farmer-to-Private Landowner Partnerships 

3:30 - 4:45 Workshop Session E

5:30 - 9:30 Taste of Historic Concord at Colonial Inn (48 Monument Square Concord, MA). 

Entertainment by The Butler Frogs 

Sunday, November 6

Workshops take place at Concord Carlisle Regional High School. 500 Walden St. Concord, MA

8 - 1:00 pm - Full Program: $40 per person 

 

8:00 - 9:00 Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30  Announcements and Awards

9:45 - 11:00 Workshop Session F

                        Money Matters Workshop - Innovative Approaches to Economic Vitality for Sustainable Agriculture 

                    

11:15 - 12:30 Workshop Session G

                     Teaching about Agriculture through the Restaurant Plate: A Look Behind a Farm-to-Table

                    

12:45 Closing

On Sunday afternoon, Drumlin Farm and Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, MA will offer complimentary admission to conference attendees. If you plan on attending, bring the voucher you receive at the Gathering. Drumlin closes at 4 pm. Information and directions. Thank you all the staff at Drumlin! 

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