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.
"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
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.