Farm to School and Preschool Building Healthier Kids and Healthier Communities – A Presentation by Emily Jackson, founder of Growing Minds

Emily Jackson

Family engagement, Community connection. Healthier children. Curriculum integration. All these are achievable through Farm to School!

  • 2:00 - 5:00 PM – Farm to School & Preschool: Recipes for Success With Young Learners

    In this afternoon session, come get a "taste" of Farm to Preschool for yourself. Have fun while learning how you can include edible gardens, taste tests/cooking classes, and farm field trips into your curriculum.

  • 5:45 - 6:15 PM – Master's in Early Childhood Education Information Session

    Interested in enriching the lives of young children? Hosted by the M.Ed Program Director, Robin Ploof, and the Office of Graduate Admissions, this short information session will provide an overview of this engaging online degree program. Hear from current students and get your questions answered.

  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM – Farm to School & Preschool: Feeding the Whole Community to Grow Healthy, Happy Kids

    This evening session will include a presentation and panel discussion on Farm to School and Preschool including local experts who will offer advice on joining this growing national movement!

Date & LocationShelburne Farms LogoVAEYC Logo

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Shelburne Farms Coach Barn


Afternoon Session: $35

Evening Session: $25

Both Sessions: $50

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This presentation is a collaboration between Champlain College Master of Education in Early Childhood Education, Vermont Association for the Education of Young Children (VAEYC), and Shelburne Farms.

Kids on the farmAbout Emily Jackson

Emily Jackson is the founder and current director of ASAP's (Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project) Growing Minds Farm to School program. She was raised in rural Western North Carolina and has been working in the education, food and farming world for 15+ years. As a former teacher and farmer, farm to school comes naturally to her. She has served as the SE Regional Lead for the National Farm to School Network and presented at numerous national and regional conferences. Emily believes that every child deserves good food and good food experiences. She is ga-ga for children's literature and Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant is her favorite book. She lives on a farm with her husband, varying amounts of chickens, 3 cats and 2 dogs.

Check out past speakers for the Spring Speaker Series here.