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Answer: Thank you for requesting information from ATTRA on starting a farm school. Below are several farm educational resources.
Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Curriculum
Making the Farm Connection: Farm-to-School Farm Visit Manual
Referenced below are some recent articles related to hosting interns on your farm for educational purposes.
Two other curricula that may be of interest to you are The Vashon Island Curriculum (2000) developed by Mary Robinson (1) of Tilth Producers of Washington and a section of Frank Traina and Susan Darley-Hill’s Perspectives in Bioregional Education (1995).(2) Both these curricula are heavily oriented toward developing environmental awareness.
1) Mary Robinson
Vashon Island Growers Assn. (VIGA)
P.O. Box 2894
Vashon WA 98070
2) Frank Traina
103 Gibson Lane
Wilder, KY 41076-9703
Benjamin, Joan. 2008. Sustainable Agriculture Resources and Programs for K–12 Youth. August update of 2006 SARE initiative. 16 p.
Byczynski, Lynn. 2007. Are your internships legal? Growing for Market. September. p. 13–15
Byczynski, Lynn. 2007. Exploring the legal and ethical issues of interships. Growing for Market. October. p. 14–15.
CAFF. [no date]. Making the Farm Connection: Farm-to-School Farm Visit Manual. Introductory page. pdf 677 kb.
Powell, Maude et al. 2007. Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE) Farm Internship Curriculum and Handbook.
Volheim, Erin. 2008. Outlawing Farming Internships. In Good Tilth. July–August. p. 12, 14–15.
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