Presenter: Leigh Merinoff
Format: MP4 Video file download
Includes: Video & Slides
So many kids leave Vermont, turning away from the country and the farm life. Is there a way to coax kids back to love the land, to want to make a life there? At Meadows Bee Farm, we have started the Young Farmers Badge Program where kids are rewarded with colorful badges. These are much harder to earn than you might think and the more we press the kids the more they like it. Along the way we teach nutrition?WAP style, agroecology, permaculture, crafts and how to raise all sorts of farm animals.
My talk will explore our adventures in trying to turn kids and others back onto the land so that they might create a life in regenerative agriculture and most certainly will know what real food is and where it comes from.?Spend some time with us as we explore our farm and its programs.