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

The Stone Barns Summer Teacher Institute

Join us for a Professional Development workshop in New York’s beautiful Hudson Valley that will train you to teach a curriculum exploring why food matters. If you are a high school teacher who is passionate about food and interested in food system change, we encourage you to apply to the Summer 2018 Teacher Institute! The deadline to apply is April 16.

Session I (Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles & Miami teachers): July 22 through August 2

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Session II (NYC Metro area teachers): August 6 through August 15

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Stone Barns Center offers 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, your 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.

This ten-day professional development course takes place at Stone Barns Center’s 80-acre farm campus just north of New York City. During the program, you will become familiar with the Stone Barns food studies curriculum, explore ways to cook with your students, and learn how to use a local farm as a teaching tool. Scholarships will cover most costs for accepted teachers.



This program is 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.