Educators & Agriculture
Professional Development Opportunities
Since 1996, Massachusetts Agriculture in the Classroom has offered more than 260 workshops on farms across the state bringing on-farm education experiences to more than 3,000 educators.
Each session offers an in-depth educational overview of one aspect of agriculture with related hands-on activities that helped teachers take agriculture back to their classrooms. Each workshop also includes a farm tour and the opportunity to meet the farmer and learn about work that goes on at the farm. Ten professional development points are offered to teachers for each of the workshops, when they take what they learn back to the classroom and carry out an activity with their students and then send a report.
We plan to continue virtual workshops of 1-1.5 hours, FREE.
When appropriate, we will have 6 hour outdoor farm based on site workshops with opportunity for 10 PDP's.
Soil: Regnerative Grazing Makes Cattle Global Heroes
Tuesday, March 14, completed
Getting Gardens Started by Engaging the Community
Tuesday, April 11, 6:00-7:30 PM (Virtual on ZOOM)
Have you been seeking help to start your school garden? It takes a team to start a school garden and
make it sustainable. Learn how one garden was started on a modest budget with a great deal of help
from others within the school and town communities. You will leave with ideas and suggestions of ways
to gain support for this venture to provide students with a unique outdoor learning experience.
Funding provided by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, and the Massachusetts State Grange Roots Initiative