Community Workshop Resources

Hello fellow community educators and agricultural leaders!

Each spring our UMass Agricultural Leadership and Community Education II class designs and implements a community workshop series around topics of sustainability, skills for resilience and food systems.  Below you will find PDFs of lesson plans, workshop details and tips, and handouts. Our hope is that these resources will help and inspire other community & farm/garden-based educators to lead their own workshops!

PEOPLE, PLANTS, & PROSPERITY: A WORKSHOP SERIES 2018– 

1. “Dirty Secrets for Healthy Soil” by Rachael Pride

2. “It’s All in the (Re-usbale) Bag” by Jordan Lake

3. “Art in Nature: the Path to Creativity” by Bri Rubero

4. “A Space to Examine (the lack of) People of Color in Agriculture” by Shannon Mo

5. “D.I.Y. Garden Planning” by Abby Garaffa 

6. “Connecting with Nature in Times of Climate Change” by Jack Stambaugh

7. “Springtime Foraging and Forest Walk” by Kate Brodsky & Sofia Cincotta

8. “Sustainable, Affordable Nutrition” by Evans Slepian

-SOWING SEEDS FOR CHANGE WORKSHOP SERIES 2017 – 

1. “Walk Away Your Stress” by Megan Saraceno

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips, Workshop Handout

2. “Power in Our Bodies for Environmental Action” by Jackie Montminy

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips

3. “Rethinking Local Food Systems: A Community Potluck” by Sierra Torres & Nancy Buddington

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips, Workshop Handouts

4. “Gluten-Free & Sugar Alternatives in Cooking & Baking” by Megan Brockelbank

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips, Workshop Handout

5. “The Capitalist Ecological Crisis & How to Fight It” by Sean Tousey-Pfarrer & Ezra Marcus

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips

6. “Connecting with Compassion: An Evening of Authentic Relating Games” by Erin O’Brien

 

PDFs: Workshop Plan, Workshop Tips

-SKILLS FOR RESILIENCE WORKSHOP SERIES 2016 – 

1. “Growing Food Resiliency” (Part 1) by Maria Fallavollita

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop DescriptionWorkshop Tips

Industry Consolidation HandoutDiscussion Questions Handout

2. “Food Resiliency Through Seed Saving” (Part 2) by Grace Doble

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

Seed Saving Handout

3. “Pruning Fruit Trees WORKshop” by Brent Holiday

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

4. Wilderness Awareness by Rachel Caplin

 

Workshop Plan Workshop Details and Tips

5. Easy Spring Garden Vegetables by Emma Golden

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

Easy Spring Vegetables HandoutKale Chips Recipe Cards

6. Herb Walk in the Permaculture Garden by Xochiquetzal Salazar

 

Herb Walk Handout

7. Natural Deodorant Making with Erica Clark-Tramontozzi

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

Natural Deodorant Handout

8. Biochar Face-mask Workshop by Mariana Lachiusa

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

Biochar Handout

9. Living Gluten & Dairy-Free by Ayana LaSalle

 

Workshop PlanWorkshop Details and Tips

 

If you are an agricultural community educator, please browse this collection and be inspired! If you have a resource to share, or have enjoyed our collection, please contact us.

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