1611 Harbor Rd
Harvest activities, taste testing, dress-up games, and real work can inspire farm visitors and deepen their understanding of agriculture. At this workshop, farm-based educators will share their favorite activities and explore how they can be adapted to a variety of audiences from pre-K to adults. Meet peers, fill your toolbox with hands-on activities, and hear from a farmer panel about offering summer camp on your farm.
This workshop takes place at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne, Vermont. Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization on a campus that includes a 1,400-acre working farm, forest land, and The Inn at Shelburne Farms. The farm uses food and farming practices to educate visitors about sustainable agriculture. In 2001 the property, with inn and barns built between 1886 and 1905, became a National Historic Landmark.
This workshop is one of a series bringing together farmers, agricultural service providers, tourism professionals, and insurance representatives at farms with different types of agritourism ventures. Whether you are new to agritourism or have years of experience, these workshops will provide training and resources on safety, liability, marketing and other issues relevant to the agritourism operations where the workshops are held. Resources and follow-up technical assistance will be offered.