We work with Pre-K - 12 schools and Supervisory Unions across Southwestern Vermont to connect classrooms, cafeterias and communities around the power of food education.
Farm to School offers students of all ages and interests a window into career pathways in agriculture, environmental science and STEM fields and engages learners in fun, project-based ways.
Great nutrition in school food programs improves learning, behavior, and health outcomes for students. Farm to School encourages classroom engagement through taste tests, farmer visits and in-class cooking.
Northshire Grows has trained over 50 teachers, administrators and food service professionals in partnership with NOFA-VT and Shelburne Farms since it started offering professional development services to schools in 2015.
In the Northshire they include: Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union, Flood Brook, Currier Memorial, Mettawee Community, Dorset, Manchester Elementary and Middle, Sunderland Elementary, Arlington Middle/High School. Burr and Burton Academy, Maple Street School and Northshire Day School, among others.
In the Southshire they include: Southwestern Vermont Supervisory Union, Bennington Elementary, Molly Stark Elementary, Pownal Elementary, Mount Anthony Union Middle School, Mount Anthony Union High School, Village School North Bennington, Southern Vermont College and Bennington College, among others.