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Yellow Farmhouse awarded grants to support educators across the state | stonington

STONINGTON – The Yellow Farmhouse Education Center, a non-profit organization based on Stone Acres Farm, has received two grants to support a more direct link between regenerative agriculture and family and consumer science education in the Connecticut.

The first is a $138,382 School Farm Implementation Grant from the US Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition. As part of the Reimagining Family & Consumer Science in Connecticut project, the Yellow Farmhouse will create a comprehensive farm-to-school website to serve teachers and students of family and consumer science and high school cooking. The website, which will launch in the summer of 2023, will contain educational materials, educational resources, professional development opportunities, and more.

The second is a $24,350 grant from the Connecticut Department of Agriculture’s Connecticut Grown for Connecticut Kids. Yellow Farmhouse’s project, Experiential Professional Learning for CT Family & Consumer Science Teachers, will include the development of a year-round online and in-person professional development program for culinary family and consumer science teachers. consumption in order to acquire skills in the integration of the farm to the school contained in their curriculum.

For more information on the programs, visit yellowfarmhouse.org/copy-of-teacher-professional-development.