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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Get Your Classroom Involved

Bring Food Studies to Your Classroom

If you are a high school teacher, we offer several ways to integrate Food Studies into your curriculum:

Full-Semester Curriculum

Our full-semester Food Citizenship course investigates why food matters. It takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the food we produce and eat, and explores food’s relationships to culture, the environment, and power. Students consider the meanings attributed to food, our changing relationships with nature—as well as the environmental and medical consequences of those changes—and the ways in which food illuminates and addresses questions of social justice. The curriculum offers both academic and hands-on activities for the classroom, as well as a weekly cooking lab. The course is attentive to Common Core Standards and can be adjusted to meet particular curricular demands. The course includes a field trip to Stone Barns, and a final outreach project.

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If you are a teacher or administrator interested in bringing this curriculum into your school, please sign up for more information.

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Two-Week Intensive

Our streamlined two-week intensive is perfect for high schools that offer an intersession. Designed for ten full school days, the program includes discussions, hands-on activities, a daily cooking lab, and a one-day field trip to the Stone Barns Center that, together, explore the range of ideas covered in our semester-long curriculum. For more information or to schedule a two-week intensive training, please sign up below.

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Two Day Intensive

Looking for a place to start, or a supplement to a current high school course? Our introductory program is a two-day intensive that offers a full day at Stone Barns Center and a second session either on the farm or at your school. The two-day intensive focuses on a particular theme, such as an Introduction to Agroecology or Soil Intensive. The day includes a farm tour tailored to the course and theme; cooking with farm-fresh produce for lunch; conversation with a member of the Stone Barns staff; and activities related to the theme of the intensive. For more information or to schedule a two-day intensive training, please sign up below.

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