Seasonal Workshops on the Farm
Keeping Your Classroom Fresh & Growing!
|Saturday, October 19||
Day of Garden Skills Workshops and Demonstrations for the School Garden
New England Small Farm Institute in Belchertown
All workshops meet from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Day of Garden Skills Workshops and Demonstrations for the School Garden is free and open to all. Bring your own lunch. For those teachers who would like Professional Development certification, there is a $20 fee. Ten Professional Development Points are provided with accompanying classroom project.
Since 1996, Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom has offered more than 240 workshops on farms across the state bringing on-farm education experiences to more than 2,200 educators. Each session offers an in-depth educational overview of one aspect of agriculture with related hands-on activities that helped teachers take agriculture back to their classrooms. Each workshop also includes a farm tour and the opportunity to meet the farmer and learn about work that goes on at the farm. Ten professional development points are offered to teachers for each of the workshops, when they take what they lear back to the classroom and carry out an activity with their students and then send a report.