Upcoming Virtual Meetings


Community Check-In 

Friday, March 27, 3 - 4 EST


Our Network is comprised of bright, thoughtful individuals, and we know we can reorient ourselves and our programming better through learning together. Join our 2nd community check-in via Zoom call on 3/27. Hear from farms about their experiences, ask questions, and share resources you've found to be helpful at this uncertain time.   Register! 


Notes from the 3/20 check-in

Notes from 3/27 check-in. Recording from 3/27 check-in.


Dipping Our Toes into Virtual Farm-Based Ed

Wednesday, April 1, 2:30 - 3:30 EST


How can farms continue to offer farm-based learning without having visitors on the farm? Is virtual farm-based education really possible? Join this phone call to hear from peers who have been offerings distance learning through social media and more. Register!


Farm Camp Conversation II 

Thursday, April 2, 10 - 11  EST 


Summer camps everywhere are facing a dynamic new situation with the coronavirus in our midst. Join Andrew Ziv of Eden Village Camp and the FBEN for a call to share your learning, current challenges, and ideas for how this Network of peers can support one another. Register! 

(Listen to the recording from our first camp call on 3/25/20!)

Community Check In March 27, 2020
00:00 / 1:12:13
FBEN Summer Camp Call 3.25.20
00:00 / 1:04:54

Related Organizations 

4-H: Head, Heart, Hands, Health

Agriculture in the Classroom
American Farmland Trust

American Horticultural Therapy Association

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Farm Animal Welfare Program

Association for Living History, Farm Agricultural Museums

Association for Nature Center Administrators

ATTRA: National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service

Black Urban Growers

Center for EcoLiteracy

Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation

Children and Nature Network

Coalition of Immokalee Workers

The Ecological Farming Association

Edible Schoolyard

Farm Sanctuary

The Food Project

Growing Minds

Growing Power

The Greenhorns

Harvest of Songs

Health Environment Agriculture Labor (HEAL Food Alliance)

Historic New England

Institute for Humane Education

Life Lab 

Local Harvest

Kids Gardening

National Farm to School Network

National Incubator Farm Training Initiative (NIFTI)

National Latino Farmers and Ranchers Trade Association 

National Sustainable Agriculture Network

NEEEA: New England Environmental Education Alliance

New England Small Farm Institute

New Entry Sustainable Farming Project
NOFA: Northeast Organic Farming Association

The Orion Society

Quivira Coalition

Rodale Institute

Soul Fire Farm 

Sustainable Schools Project

Teaching Tolerance

Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interaction

Union of Concerned Scientists

University of Massachusetts Stockbridge School of Agriculture

University of Vermont Agritourism Collaborative

Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT-FEED)


Academic Work

  • A Return to the Farm: Educational Theory and Program Development in Alternative Learning Environments by Brooke Redmond, MA in Educational Program Development, Lesley University, May 2004. Coming soon! 

  • How  to Start and Sustain Educational Programs on Working Farms (working title) by Jed Beach, MBA candidate at Antioch University, Spring 2009. Coming soon! 

  • Agricultural Learning Centers in the 21st Century by Jane Patton Pinckney, B.S. Landscape Architecture, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2003 Coming soon! 

  • Cultivating Minds: Food-Related Curricula Take Root Nationwide by Bernice Yeung Originally published November 5, 2008 ©; The George Lucas Educational Foundation

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