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Children’s ‘Next Generation of Localvores’ Conference in February Sponsored by NOFA Vermont

Vermont parents and homeschoolers, if you have a 6-12 year old child, keep reading.  This sounds totally cool.

The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA Vermont) has announced a Children’s Conference at the NOFA Vermont’s Winter Conference next month (Feb 11th-12th) at Edmunds School in Burlington for kids 6-12.  Kids will get to cook, build, taste-test, make crafts and more, and participate in hands-on workshops to learn about agriculture, cooking, nutrition, animals and the environment. The Children’s Conference is open to ALL children ages 6-12, not just those whose parents attend the adult conference.

Here’s a snippet from the press release:

Conference days start at 8 am, with an introductory session in either Tai Chi or CircusYoga to get the blood flowing. Children will be chaperoned by experienced environmental educators who will guide them through the two days of fun workshops. Workshop presenters will include many local farmers as well as the following organizations: Burlington City Gardens, Earthwalk Vermont, Farm and Wilderness, Green Mountain Farm to School, Northwoods Stewardship Center, Shelburne Farms, and the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS).

Two snack breaks and lunch each day feature local foods, with many of the dishes prepared by the children in their workshops. Food donors include City Market, Champlain Orchards, Healthy Living, King Arthur Flour, Vermont Salumi, and Village Cannery of Vermont. Parents are welcome to join their children for lunch each day.

Space at the Children’s Conference is limited—pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration is $25 for one day or $40 for both; additional children receive a $5 discount. Adult lunch costs $10 per day. For more information and to register, please contact NOFA-VT at (802) 434-4122 or www.nofavt.org.

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