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6th Farm-Based Education Network National Gathering
November 4, 2016 - November 6, 2016TBA
Educators, farmers, nonprofit organization staff, parents, nutrition practitioners, policy makers, students, and more will come together to share skills and resources, build relationships, and celebrate the vibrant field of farm-based education.
The Gathering will also welcome many members of our host community, from teachers and food service professionals, to parents, students and local food advocates who seek engagement with the transformative work of farm-based education.
Organizers expect 300-500 to travel from several states and internationally to attend components of the Gathering, with heavy representation from Massachusetts and New England.
Workshops will focus on program development, marketing, fundraising, the balance of production and education, nonprofit board management, and much more. Peer educators will showcase their sites during field trips and workshops, a keynote address will spark discussion, and group meals will allow for ample networking time.
The Gathering is organized by the FBEN in partnership with the Massachusetts Farm to School Project (MFTS), The Trustees and Concord-Carlisle Adult & Community Education, Shelburne Farms.