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Farm-Based Education in Every City and Town: 4 Unique Stories

Connecting with land through agriculture can be educational, joyful, healing, and empowering. From a Yellow Farmhouse in Connecticut to an apiary in Botswana, and a hillside campus in Vermont to an urban farm school in New York City, four panelists will offer stories from the field of farm-based education during this session. Discover how learning with and about farming catalyzes opportunities for business development, community building, and the creation of thriving local food systems. Whether you're joining from a farm-based organization, a family farm, a hospitality business, or an education institution, this session will inspire you to offer authentic farm-based experiences in your communities, too. 

Moderator: Vera Simon-Nobes, Farm-Based Education Network (Vermont, USA)
Speakers: Lusanda Magwape, Dream Factory Foundation (South Africa / Botswana); Jennifer Rothman, Yellow Farmhouse Education Center (Connecticut, USA ); Onika Abraham, Farm School NYC (New York, USA); Tony Van Winkle and Gwyneth Harris, Sterling College (Vermont, USA)

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​UVM Extension helps individuals and communities put research-based knowledge to work. Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture. University of Vermont Extension, Burlington, Vermont.  University of Vermont Extension, and U.S. Department of Agriculture, cooperating, offer education and employment to everyone without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital or familial status.