Class outline for facilitators on parsnip production. Includes planting, harvesting, marketing, examples of use by americans and pests and disease. Paired with Parsnip class 1 of 2. North East Region. English Level: Advanced. Farmer Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Key Words: parsnips, seeding, pests, marketing, disease, weeding, new vegetable.
Lessons and Workshops
Word document outline for facilitators of fennel production class. Includes planting, haresting, marketing, examples of use by Americans and pests. Paired with Fennel class - 2 of 2. Northeast Region. English Level: Advanced. Farmer Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: High. Keywords: fennel, seeding, pests, marketing, CSA, new vegetable, apiaceae family.
Word document lesson plan teaching how to use a seed catalogue. Outlines activities and basic information used to teach new farmers how to properly read and order seeds from a catalogue. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: seed catalogue.
Word document outline for farm systems class. Includes information about systems beyond just the vegetables, what tools are useful and which vegetables grow well together, based on their farm system. Paired with powerpoints: Soil Managment, The Right Tool for the Job, and game, Systems Timeline Worksheet. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: farm systems, tools, soil.
Word document for trainers to teach farmers about starting onions from seeds or sets. This document contains promts for the powerpoint presentation Onions Seed to Set Part 2. The goal is to give farmers enough information to decide how to grow and which types to grow based on advantages and disadvantages of the two methods. All Regions. English Level: Advancing. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: n/a. Key Words: onions, seeds, sets.
Power Point Presentation about when and where to use common farm tools. All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Pre/Low. Key Words: tools, tractor, planting groups.
Word document outline of intro class for trainers. Oulines the first class of the season with a goal of getting to know the new farmers, talking about how different farms look across Maine and goig over the basics of the incubator farm, with a goal of farmers being more familiar with eachother, their teachers and the surrounding farm. Paired with powerpoint Farming in Maine part 2 of 2. Can be adapted for individual incubator farms. Maine. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: Maine, farms, introductions.
Powerpoint Presentation for farmers about basic farm budgets. Includes explanations of a budget, expenses to be considered specifc to farming, how to calculate profits and record keeping. All Regions. English Level: Beginning. Farming Level: Beginning. Literacy Level: Low. Key Words: budget, financial literacy, business planning, budgeting, business plan
A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School by Dani Scherer from ISED Solutions.
Delivering training and technical assistance with literacy-level English-language-learning refugee farmers is a learned skill set and requires a retraining of many of the educational methods and modes many of us fall back on. This workshop will revolve around a simple workshop planning tool which will allow us to explore what it means to teach in a way that is responsive, appropriately leveled and culturally relevant. Touching on adult learning theory, language and literacy categorization, and sequencing of activities, you will create learning objectives and assessment activities that allow you to incorporate farmer knowledge, see evidence of learning, and select for the appropriate amount of content. While some of the information in this workshop is designed for those working with literacy-level English language learning refugees, the theories, instructional shifts and design tools presented are simply good practice and professional development for all educators working in beginning farmer training programs.
Powerpoint presentation for trainers working cross culturally about cultural competency. Workshop covers diversity, culture and how to work towards cultural competency. Addresses topics such as bias and perceptual lens. All Regions. English Level: Advanced. Farming Level: n/a. Literacy Level: Advanced. Key Words: culture, teaching, diversity, bias.