Presented by the Massachusetts State Grange Roots Initiative and Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom.   Workshops provided with sponsorships from the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, The Massachusetts Dairy Promotion Board.

 

 

MAC CONFERENCES & Workshops

Return to some in-person workshops...hooray!

Annually, Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom sponsors conferences or days of continuing education across Massachusetts connecting educators, community, farmers and other stakeholders in a day long conversation on integrating agriculture in to the classroom.   

We plan to continue virtual workshops of 1-1.5 hours , FREE, and do not offer PDP's.

When appropriate , we will also have outdoor farm based on site workshops with opportunity for PDP

Watch this space for future workshops.

 

Next event:    Beekeeping is the Bee's Knees!  Meet Dr. Kim Skyrm, Chief Apiary Inspector for the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, as she takes us inside the hive to learn more about the fascinating world of bees.   At the end of this day, you will know more about the importance of honeybees and all pollinators, how to select plants that will invite pollinators into your gardens, and how you can connect this with your classroom curriculum.  Offered to you FREE, thanks to a generous grant from the MA State Grange.

Thursday, July 29  9:00 A.M.-1:30 P.M.

Location: the state hives located at the UMass , Agricultural Learning Center, 911 North Pleasant St., Amherst

REGISTER HERE

Pamper Yourself with Herbs - Tuesday, August 3, 9:30-2:30

Before classes start once again, come spend the day at an in-person workshop,Hartman's Herb Farm, 1026 Old Dana Road Barre.
You will hear about the many uses for a variety of herbs (aromatherapy, beauty products, medicinal, cooking, & more!)
Lynn Hartman will  share her vast knowledge of herbs and ways to incorporate them into your classroom.

You can add herbs to the classroom environment to support Social and Emotional Learning.

This workshop is FREE, thanks to a generous grant from the Massachusetts State Grange Agricultural Education Initiative and
will include a breakfast snack and light herbal lunch prepared by the Hartman's at the farm.     REGISTER HERE.