At The Farm

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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About Us

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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Food Ed.

Food Education for Change

A semester-long exploration of the food system for high school students.

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Food Ed. is a national standards-aligned course that brings STEAM to life by exploring the complexities of our food system. The semester-long interdisciplinary course explores connections between food and culture, food and environment, and food and power.

Why Food Matters

Our Food Ed. curriculum has been carefully crafted to offer a full-semester's look at the food system to answer the central question of Why Food Matters. Watch a preview here.

Reaching 1 in 10

Our aim is to reach 1 in 10 high school students in America with Food Ed. in order to create a new generation of engaged food citizens who are empowered to change how we eat and farm.

Teacher Training

High school teachers join us at Stone Barns Center each summer to be trained on the Food Ed. curriculum and how to bring it back to their communities.
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Course Overview

See an outline of all 34 lessons and recipes that make up the semester-long course
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Hear from our teachers

“The curriculum is extremely practical. I came here with a lot of questions from our community and school, and now after coming to Stone Barns Center, I have solutions to those issues to bring back with me.”

Teresa Fernan

Culinary Arts Teacher, Houston

“Start small. Put the seeds in the ground. Whether they’re seeds of thought or physical seeds. Stone Barns has created such a wonderful curriculum and we’ll be doing a deep dive into food and culture, and food and power, and the food system.”

Jennifer Wright

English Teacher, Chicago

“It’s the perfect opportunity to see how a farm can be sustainable. And we get the materials to bring back to our students to help them learn about how you can grow your own food, eat healthy, and go up against corporate, monocrop food that’s not good for you.”

Brian Bleser

Science Teacher, Los Angeles

“I did two units with my students and instantly I saw a change.”

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Michelle Esposito

English Teacher, Preston High School, Bronx NY

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Sponsor opportunites

Please contact Mara Flanagan at maraf@stonebarnscenter.org

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Our high school programs are made possible by generous support from Unilever. Guided by its Sustainable Nutrition manifesto, Unilever is committed to food that tastes good, does good, and doesn’t cost the earth.