Welcome To MAC!

Who We Are & What We Do

Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is a small, private non-profit organization that has been working since 1983 to provide agricultural education and training. Our agricultural educational programs now reach more than 13,000 teachers and other educators annually, helping them to bring agriculture to life for their students by making the connection between the foods, fibers and other agricultural products they use every day and their agricultural roots, while also connecting these lessons to the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks.

MAC has developed a strong network of educators and is recognized as a leader in promoting agricultural awareness and education. This small non-profit is guided and managed by an all volunteer Board of Directors. Our greatest asset and most enthusiastic support comes from the farmers whom we serve by providing awareness about the importance of agriculture and the many teachers whom we reach through our workshops, conferences, summer graduate course, mini-grants, educational newsletter, curriculum and website.

Our Mission

"The mission of Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom is
to promote agricultural literacy among educators and to provide them with the skills and support to integrate agriculture into the classroom.

Do You Like What We Do? Then Please Make a Donation.

MAC is a small, private non-profit organization that has been working since 1983 to support agricultural education efforts in classroom and school gardens across the state. We do this by providing educators with agricultural educational resources and technical information; professional development workshops and conferences, mini-grants, school gardening resources and so much more. MAC receives no direct state or federal funds other than that we raise through grants and donations. That is why we need your support now. Without donations from farmers and educators, we would not be able to provide the services that teachers throughout the Commonwealth need for their classrooms and school gardens.

This year MAC's programs included

  • Three Annual Conferences featuring 62 workshops, reaching 340 educators
  • A Summer Graduate Course
  • Two Days of Garden Skills Workshops and 10 Workshops on the Farm for Educators, reaching 185 educators
  • Mentoring for 20 new school gardens
  • 2nd year mentoring for an additional 20 school gardens
  • School garden vouchers of $250 each for plants, seeds, tools and other materials were given to our 20 new school gardens to help them succeed
  • 16 mini-grants for classroom projects
  • Three newsletters with Teacher Resources, sent to over 10,000 educators
  • The Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar
  • Teacher Awards
  • School Garden Lessons and How-to Guides
  • New agriculture children's activities for our website and local fairs
  • We are working to raise $5,000 by the end of the year. This push will allow us to start next year strong as we prepare for the transitions of leadership that will occur in the late winter and spring.

    Send your donation to MAC at P.O. Box 345 Seekonk, MA 02771. You can also donate online though PayPal by clicking the button below.