We are excited about opportunities for education about where food comes from, how amazing it feels to grow and harvest your own food, and the joy of farming.
In 2012, we helped to form the Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education, also known as SAGE. We serve as the anchor farm for SAGE and continue educating our community as part of our role with the organization.
Here are some of the community education projects we’ve enjoyed so far:
Beginning Gardening Workshop sponsored by Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Recreation Department
Season Extension Workshop sponsored by the Rutland Area Master Gardeners
Presenter at NOFA-VT Winter Conference, a panel on Connecting with Kids through Field Trips & Letter Writing
NOFA-VT’s Farmer Correspondence program, pen pals with 3rd grade at Rutland Intermediate School and Stafford Technical Center Culinary Arts students
School Field Trips
On-farm lettuce transplanting and salad making with Camp Bomoseen
NOFA-VT’s Weed Dating event at Alchemy Gardens
A flower and food planting extravaganza at Rutland Mental Health’s CAP Gardening program
PEGTV “What’s Cookin’ Rutland” making homemade tortillas with rutabaga, sweet potatoes, caramelized onions & kale, and simple refried beans
Presentations at NOFA-VT’s Children’s Conference in 2009, 2010, 2011–Recycled Valentines, Apple Taste Testing, & The Wonderful World of Seeds
SolarFest presentations in 2009-2011 on Farm Apprenticeships and WWOOFing