2010 Conference

2010 Conference wrap-up

Thanks to all who made the conference a success!

It was great to have so many great people gathered together to work for change to farm and food education! All in all, there were over 60 participants and we raised over $1000 for a Brattleboro Farm to School Coordinator!  Thanks for all your support! For more info about the coordinator position and the emerging Brattleboro Area Farm to School Network, visit our new site: http://brattf2s.wordpress.com/. Email fsp@postoilsolutions.org if you would like to add information about your school to this website.

Please do the organizers a favor by filling out this brief survey!  Click here to take survey











Please join us for this opportunity to learn more about developing comprehensive farm to school programs! We are bringing together local leaders and active participants to spread the word and build a stronger network to support teachers, administrators, food service providers, parents, and community organizations to improve farm and food education!

Workshop themes and presenters are briefly outlined on this website.  Also, please consider registering ahead of time to reserve your spot!

Teachers! Certificates will be available for professional development credit!

Here is our fancy flyer:  Check it out!

and some basic info:

Thursday, May 6th 8:30– 4:00

SIT Graduate Institute

Brattleboro, Vermont

Suggested donation $10-20, with no one refused

It’s a Fundraiser for a Brattleboro Farm to School Coordinator!

Co-hosted by Brattleboro Farm to School Committee and World Learning’s SIT Farm and Sustainable Agriculture Initiative.

Organizing support by UVM Extension, Community Food Security Project of Post Oil Solutions, the Vermont Community Garden Network, and Vermont FEED.

Abbie Nelson of Vermont FEED will present a Keynote address highlighting comprehensive Farm to School Programs throughout the state! Abbie is the Education Coordinator of NOFA Vermont and the Director of Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED). She is involved in all aspects of local purchasing and professional development of school food service. She has been a teacher for over 20 years in regular and special education, and worked on an organic vegetable and flower farm. As part of NOFA Vermont and a VT FEED partner, she has been working in Vermont schools linking Food, Farm, and Nutrition education for 8 years. Her role has been focused on school food by connecting kitchen managers with local farmers, helping farmers with agricultural education on their farms, training school food service personnel, and teaching school staff how to introduce new foods to students.

The mission of the conference is to bring together the various Farm to School activities in Southern Vermont and New Hampshire, and the Pioneer Valley to share, learn, and network to strengthen comprehensive Farm to School programs. We envision comprehensive Farm to School programs that include curriculum integration, more locally produced food in the cafeteria, school community gardens, and farm visits and field trips from K-12.


  • Give local educators and school administrators new ideas and resources.
  • Build school committees to increase food in cafeterias, garden programs, farm visits and classroom activities.
  • Give parents and students opportunities to get involved at school, home and the community.
  • Build momentum towards a full time Farm to School Coordinator position, including fund raising.
  • Encourage community groups, non-profits, and other governmental organizations to embrace and support holistic Farm to School activities.
  • Initiate “A garden at every school campaign!”

We want this website to be interactive and to learn from you, the participants.  Please use the comment box below to share your ideas with us! Or you can contact us at fsp@postoilsolutions.org or (802) 348-9818


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