Place-Based Education

Our partnership with the Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union (1100 students in six schools), focuses on strengthening and expanding place-based and food systems education.

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We work closely with various stakeholder groups to bring local and regional resources to bear in support of these efforts. Strengthening school/community connections is a cornerstone of this work and key to a sustainable cultural shift toward improved education, community health, and economic vitality. 

Project areas include:

  • Advocacy and support for expanding local food procurement in values-based school meals programs
  • Curating professional development opportunities for teachers and staff
  • Collaborations with school leaders to do visioning and strategic planning work
  • Connecting teachers to community resources (farm field trips, internship opportunities, etc.)
  • Expanding opportunities for youth entrepreneurship and workforce development¬†
  • Building systems for evaluating and communicating the impact and value of place-based learning in the OSSU

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