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We aim to share resources that are useful and beloved by practitioners.  The links and pdfs available in the dropdown menu are sourced from FBEN's coordinator and members. The resources in the Resource Bulletin have been reviewed by our resource review committee and have been determined to meet these qualities.

 

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Elementary & Middle School Curriculum and Guides


Connecting 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 Guides


Understanding 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




School Garden Resource Links


Life 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




Outdoor Classroom Management


Edible 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."




Social Care Farming


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Managing Your Organization


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Safety


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Research and News


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Library of Activities


Visit 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




Anti-Racism in Education


Growing 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




Indigenous Farm to School Resources


Blog: 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





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Organizations We Follow

There are many farms and organizations whose work is informative for farm-based educators.

Here are a few groups that inspire us! (And email us with those who inspire you!) 

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