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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Teacher Training Program

Summer Training Sessions

Stone Barns Center’s Food Ed. program a unique, semester-long food studies curriculum for high school students that includes readings, discussions, hands-on activities, and cooking labs. The curriculum’s interactive lessons explore food’s relationship to culture, the environment and social justice. In addition to classroom-based activities and cooking labs, the curriculum includes video resources and Skype conversations with farmers and chefs. It also aligns with science and social studies standards and dovetails with health and culinary arts initiatives. Through the curriculum, students will gain the tools they need to be food citizens—individuals who understand that their food choices have a meaningful impact on personal, environmental and community health.

We offer summer professional development workshops for high school teachers who are interested in implementing the Food Ed. curriculum into their classrooms.

Applications for 2018 teacher trainings are now closed. If you would like to be notified when additional teacher trainings become available, please sign up below.


 

This program is made possible by generous support from Unilever and Shoprite. Guided by the “Unilever Sustainable Living Plan”, Unilever is committed to food that tastes good, does good, and doesn’t cost the earth. The focus of ShopRite’s support for the community over the years has included issues of hunger and the effects of poverty; health and wellness; and education. Together, they are partnering to educate customers about choosing more nutritious options for their families.