Week of August 29th – CSA Newsletter

Howdy folks! So, here we are, the start of the fall semester. We’re about halfway through the CSA season and that means the Fall Only shares begin this week. Welcome to all who will begin their pickups. I hope you’ve had an enjoyable summer. You’ve had the chance to follow all the farm happenings and … Read more

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association Conference

Sustainable Agriculture Education Association2016 Sustainable Agriculture Education Association National Conference

July 29–31, 2016, in Santa Cruz, California

Join us to explore this year’s conference theme:

“The Ecology of Food Systems: Engaging Interdisciplinary and Applied Education for a Just and Sustainable Agriculture”

Hosted by The University of California Santa Cruz Center for Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems

Co-Hosted by: UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UH West O’ahu, Cal Poly SLO & Swanton Pacific Ranch, ALBA, Merritt College, and Stanford University

With major support from the University of California Global Food Initiative

Conference homepage and flyer: http://sustainableaged.org/conferences/2016-santa-cruz-ca/

SAEA Conference

Conference Format 

When it comes to food and agriculture education that is experiential, interdisciplinary, and systems-based, the SAEA conference strives to walk the talk. The SAEA champions innovative educational approaches for sustainable agriculture through the development, application, and research of teaching and learning practices. The goal of the conference is to connect educators, teachers, students, apprentices, staff, and administrators who focus on teaching and learning at the adult level.

The format of the three-day conference is designed with specific learning outcomes in mind, and utilizes multiple approaches to learning styles and competency development.

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Internships with Ithaca Children’s Garden

Spring and Summer Internships with Ithaca Children’s Garden. Application Deadline Extended to March 9th!
 Ithaca Children's Garden


 If you’re looking for an extraordinary internship experience that will knock your resume out of the park, and help you see the world in a new way, apply now to join the ICG team.
  • Educator/Playworker
  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Educator
  • Garden Educator
  • Food Systems, Cooking, & Nutrition Educator
  • Teen Urban Farmers Mentor
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Non-profit Administration
All positions pay $10-12/hr, and are 25-40 hrs/wk.
Federal Work Study eligible students are strongly encouraged to apply.

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TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Indigo

This post continues our series on the perspectives of current students either enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Degree Program at TC3, or taking classes in the program as electives while pursuing a TC3 Degree. We have a great group of students, and hope you enjoy hearing more about what they’ve been doing, and how it is affecting their learning and thinking.

See other other students perspectives here: HAILEYMARIACEDRICJUSTIN

 TC3 Farm Student Perspectives - Indigo

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Indigo

The great philosopher Confucious once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.”, and I believe there couldn’t be more truth to this statement. Even before high school I worried about pursuing my true passion in life, but I was always unsure. I was unsure what road to take and troubled by the possibility of failing if I did not choose correctly. I knew I loved art and nature, but what fulfilling job could I possibly find out of the two? I gave a shot at photography  after obtaining my first degree but I wasn’t satisfied – I burned for something more. When I stumbled upon the Sustainable Agriculture program at TC3, my mind immediately lit up. While I do love art, I had a feeling that this new program would be right for me. Over the course of just one semester I have found that nothing fills my spirit with more purpose and joy than working with the Earth to create delicious and sustainably grown produce. Like a sponge, I have soaked in the overwhelming amounts of information, but have done so with such excitement I have never felt before.

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Farm Business Planning Course – Groundswell

Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming Announces Farm Business Planning Course Groundswell Center for Local Food and Farming will once again be conducting a 10-week Farm Business Planning Course, beginning in January 2016, for those interested in developing an agriculturally-related business concept by working directly with farm business instructors and a team of farmer … Read more

TC3 Farming Students Perspectives – Hailey

This is the third post in a series exploring TC3 Farming students perspectives. Students currently enrolled in the Sustainable Farming and Food Systems Program at TC3 were asked to write a reflection on their first semester in the program as a class assignment. Here is what they said.

You can see other posts by clicking on the following links:



TC3 Farm Students

TC3 Sustainable Farming Student Perspectives – Hailey

This last semester at TC3 as part of the Farm to table/Sustainable Agriculture program has been, I believe, my greatest academic experience thus far. I have learned more in this last semester than I have in any other given year or semester of school. As for background information my name is Hailey and I am from California, I have no background farming but my first experiences gardening started very young and pursued me all of my life. After working on another organic upstate NY farm over the summer I fell in love and decided it was the right path for me. After my first semester in the Farming Program I couldn’t be more excited to begin a career as a farmer in the food system.

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