Exploring Farm-Based Education

Description: What happens when you combine outdoor education and a passion for farming? In Shelby Geitner’s experience, this led her to farm-based education and exploring its role in sustainable and equitable food system transformation through the thesis for her Master’s degree. After about six years leading youth outdoor programs, she found a deeper connection to nature through farming yet wanted to bring the two together in her own career and education path.

Does Farm-Based Education hold the potential to widen a farm’s community reach beyond its own acreage? What could this mean for people living in city centers that rarely interact with where their food comes from?

Listen to Michelle Gilman (Food Fluency, REGAIN Network Weaver) and Shelby Geitner discuss the highlights of Shelby’s study based in the US and France. 

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