We help young people, families, adults and teachers discover how good food is grown and tastes. By educating people about food and farming, we’re encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier choices for themselves and the planet.
The Stone Barns Summer Institute
The Institute is a series of 10-day intensive programs designed for rising high school juniors and seniors. Based on our semester-long high school curriculum, which explores environment, culture and justice through the lens of food, the Summer Institute will help students discover why food matters—to their lives and to broader society—through in-depth, hands-on experiences on the farm and in the kitchen. Please note that Stone Barns Center no longer offers Farm Camp for students grades K - 10. Click here for a list of local summer camps for students grades K - 10.
High School Education
Stone Barns Center's high school course empowers students to become food citizens. The program goes beyond teaching students about cooking and nutrition, using food as a portal through which to explore critical issues in science, ecology, health, culture and justice. The curriculum includes discussion-based classroom lessons, real-world applications of complex science concepts, and “Food Lab” sessions where students learn about the production and preparation of healthy, seasonal food through hands-on cooking and online video conversations with farmers and chefs.
Teacher Training Programs
Are you a high school teacher who is passionate about food, interested in food system change, and excited to bring the subject and the tastes of food into your classroom? Do you teach in one of the following cities: Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles or Miami? If so, learn more about the Summer 2017 Teacher Institute!
Public Programs and Weekend Admission
Since its opening in 2004, more than 1 million people have visited Stone Barns Center to explore the farm, attend a lecture on current issues in food and agriculture, or participate in a cooking, gardening or composting program. On weekends, spring through fall, Stone Barns visitors experience the farm through a variety of seasonal, hands-on activities and drop-in tours, all included with the purchase of a Saturday or Sunday admission ticket. During the cold-weather months, visitors enter for free and can participate in seasonal tours and programs. Click here to learn more about visiting and to purchase tickets.
Join our community of Stone Barns Center members and take part in our work to change the way America eats and farms. Become a member, today.