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Located in Pocantico Hills, NY, Stone Barns is a laboratory for learning and catalyzing a culture of informed, healthy eating.

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Teaching & Learning

By educating people about food and farming, we're encouraging the food citizens of tomorrow to make healthier life choices for themselves and the planet.

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We are working to develop a culture of eating based on what farms need to grow to build healthy soil and a resilient ecosystem.

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Year End Support

The time to act for a better future is now

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Hear from Stone Barns CEO Jill Isenbarger and Farm Director Jack Algiere about our work this year.
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Your Support of Our Work Matters

In the current climate—especially in the current climate—your support of our work matters. More than ever.

 

Politically, socially, climatically—things are changing, rapidly. Public discourse has coarsened. One natural disaster after another has devastated communities and livelihoods.

 

Given this, I want to tell you about a few things from the past year that give me hope in the face of daunting challenges. Hope in spite of recent events and ongoing struggles.

 

I hope that you, too, will find inspiration in these stories from Stone Barns Center. With your help, we will keep working for change that is good, change that is necessary, change that can give our children a brighter future.

 

Please join us in creating a sustainable and healthy food system by making a donation today.

 

With Gratitude,

Jill Isenbarger, Stone Barns Center CEO


2017 Highlights

By the end of this century, farmers will be recognized as the most important workers on earth.

So said Bill McKibben, the climate change warrior, in our first book, Letters to a Young Farmer. We’ve taken farmers for granted for far too long. If we expect them to feed us in the decades to come, we must support them in practicing sustainable agriculture. In Letters, we celebrate farmers who are changing the world one acre at a time.
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Honeynut squash in Trader Joe’s

An extraordinarily sweet, compact and productive winter squash that was bred at Stone Barns Center, in collaboration with Cornell University and others, the Honeynut is now available across the country. Diversity in agriculture protects against pests, climate change and other threats to our food supply.
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“I am now an ambassador for agroecology and can do my part to continue the movement.”

A teacher wrote this after participating in our 10-day professional development workshop for high school educators. I was inspired by these dedicated teachers from Houston, Chicago, Miami and Los Angeles who came to Stone Barns Center to immerse themselves in our food studies curriculum and prepare to teach it in their schools. Collectively, they will reach over 5,000 students a year.
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Fighting for farming that is regenerative, not poisonous.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but determined forces are at work to put corporate profits ahead of human health. Earlier this year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reversed a ban on an agricultural pesticide known to be linked to nervous-system damage in children. Leaders are playing politics with human health. Pesticides are not necessary to boost or sustain agricultural production. Agroecology is the answer.
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