Farm to Fork: Tapping the Groundswell in Farm-Based Education
A 2009 Finger Lakes Bioneers Conference Session
Sunday October 18, 11AM – 12noon
Panelists for our session:
Todd McLane, Farm Manager, West Haven Farm, Ithaca, NY. What’s up with the exploding farm-based education movement? What’s Groundswell and what sorts of farm-based education programs are we offering?
Chelsea Brous and Parker MacDonald, students at Lehman Alternative Community School in Ithaca. Our experiences with farm-based education at Lehman Alternative Community School – What do teachers and students get out of it?
Rebecca Rodomsky-Bish, Science Faculty, New Roots Charter School, Ithaca, NY. How are New Roots teachers and students using farm-based education to address sustainability issues and meet academic expectations?
Kelly Wessel, Chair, Environmental Studies, Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY. What’s the potential of FBE for community college students and educators? What is the potential for a TC3-Groundswell Certificate Program?
- Joanna Green, Director, Groundswell Center for Local Food & Farming, Ithaca, NY. Moderator.
Farmers, with Todd. How can farmers get involved in Farm-Based Education?
Teachers, with Rebecca and Kelly. How can teachers tap into Farm-Based Education?
Students, with Joanna and LACS student. How can students get involved in Farm-Based Education?
To register for the Bioneers Conference visit www.wemakeourfuture.org.