Farm to School Education and Curriculum Integration
For this farm to school planning webinar, we were joined again by Danielle Pipher of Vermont FEED/Shelburne Farms for a presentation about the creative farm to school curricula that she has seen and helped all sorts of stakeholders (not just teachers!) develop to engage students inside and outside of the classroom. Many of Danielle's examples come directly from a graduate level professional development course called "Curriculum Connections: School Gardens, Nutrition Education & The Common Core" that she has taught for the past 3 years. We also heard from Keenan Haley, a 3rd grade teacher at Sharon Elementary School in Vermont, who shared his firsthand experiences putting farm to school lessons to action. Finally, we called on a few of our planning grantees (Cheney Schools, Ezra Baker School, and West New York Schools) to talk about the progress they have made in developing food, agriculture, and nutrition-related curricula, bringing students on farm field trips, and engaging kids in the garden.