FBEN workshops are joyful, participatory, and inspiring. Facilitators introduce favorite activities while exploring the farm and discussing how to adapt activities, create safe and accessible learning environments, design new programs, and reach new audiences. Reflection time, shared meals, and ample time outdoors leave participants refreshed and ready to bring their learning home. 

This workshop is designed for farmers, farm-based educators, and non-formal educators.

Are you looking to build a farm-based education program, or inspire your existing programming? At this workshop, you’ll fill your toolbox with kid-tested, educator approved activities, as you join a community of peers from around the region. 


Spend three days in hands-on, discussion and activity-based learning and explore Shelburne Farms’ dairy, farmyard, garden, and forest classrooms. Experience activities from Shelburne Farms’ publications Project Seasons and Cultivating Joy and Wonder as we discuss ways to engage school groups and farm visitors.


In addition to activity sharing and program development, we’ll discuss tips for creating a safe learning environment and will have ample time for getting to know one another and our respective farm-based education sites.

$250, includes lunch, dinner and tax (scholarships available); optional accommodations $65/person/night. 


ABCs of Farm-Based Education

New dates in 2022 TBD