Teacher Professional Development
The Yellow Farmhouse offers custom professional development opportunities for teachers of all grade levels. Programs can take place at the farm or in a school setting. Workshops include hands-on cooking and farming activities, lesson plan ideas, and group workshopping, team building and problem-solving.
We work with high school Career Technology Education and Core Content teachers to explore ways to include food and farming in their curriculum, provide opportunities for collaboration and inspire the next generation to make positive change in the food system. Check back for updates on upcoming workshops.
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Schools and Teachers
Internships and Volunteer Opportunities
Internship and volunteer opportunities are available for high school and college students that provide job skills and education for those aspiring to be change makers in our regional and national food system. Contact us at for more information.
Custom School Programs
The Yellow Farmhouse Education Center develops custom programs for schools that are interested in incorporating food and farming into their curriculum. Programs including tours, cooking workshops and hands-on activities can take place at Stone Acres Farm or in the classroom. Available for all grades from pre-k through college.
Potential topics Include:
Plant parts and plant biology
Seed diversity and function
Food history and traditions
Why Seeds Matter: A Workshop with Row 7 Seeds
Thursday, August 1, 5 - 7 pm
$40 / person
Free to local chefs and farmers.
Please consider sponsoring a farmer or chef for this program. We will be holding 10 tickets to offer at no charge to local chefs and farmers. During check out, add an additional ticket to your order and in the box that asks "Anything else you would like us to know?" write: Sponsoring a chef or farmer.
Join chef James Wayman, vegetable breeder and Row 7 co-founder, Michael Mazourek, and Row 7 R&D Manager Myra Manning to explore the past, present, and future of seed breeding. During an interactive conversation and tour of the Stone Acres Farm vegetable fields, we will consider the role that all of us play in determining how seeds are bred and the impact on our diets and our landscapes. Sample a variety of vegetables grown from Row 7 seeds and taste for yourself the hopeful and delicious future that we can build when selecting for flavor and diversity.
Michael Mazourek is an Associate Professor of Vegetable Breeding at Cornell University and co-founder Row 7 Seed Company.
Myra Manning is the Breeding R&D Manager for Row 7 Seed Company.
James Wayman is the Executive Chef at Oyster Club in Mystic, CT and the co-chair of the Yellow Farmhouse Education Center.
About Row 7
Co-founded by Chef Dan Barber, vegetable breeder Michael Mazourek and seedsman Matthew Goldfarb, Row 7's mission is to change the food system from the ground up. Row 7 works alongside breeders, farmers, chefs and eaters to develop new varieties of vegetables and grains that make an impact in the soil and at the table.