Dublin

Farm to School workshop Saturday

A workshop co-hosted by the New Hampshire Farm to School program at the University of New Hampshire’s Sustainability Institute aims to bring the region’s growing local food movement to its youngest eaters. On Saturday, the Northeast Farm to Preschool Forum brings together farmers, preschool providers, parents and others in Dublin for a full-day forum to learn about bringing joy to early childhood through agriculture.

The event runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dublin Consolidated School. Cost is $20 per person, which includes workshops, lunch and field trips.

In the morning, participants will choose from workshops like “Setting up a farmer relationship for visits and purchasing,” “Early sprouts curriculum,” or “Building and maintaining school gardens.” In the afternoon, participants will carpool to nearby farms – Touchstone Farm, Otter Brook Farm and Happy Valley School, Brooks’ Side Farm, or Stonewall Farm -- for hands-on and activity-based programs.

In addition to the NH Farm to School program and the Farm-Based Education Network, partners for the forum are the Northeast Steering Committee of the National Farm to School Network, Cornucopia Project, Massachusetts Farm to School Project, Farm Fresh RI, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, USDA Food Nutrition Services, Shelburne Farms, VT-FEED, Otter Brook Farm, and Happy Valley School.

Housed at the Sustainability Institute at UNH, NH Farm to School is a statewide program working to connect New Hampshire farms and schools.

To register, visit farmtopreschool.eventbrite.com. For more information, contact Stacey Purslow at 862-2542 or Dana Hudson at 802-223-1274.

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