Parent Organizations

Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)

NOFA-VT is member-based organization working to grow local farms, healthy food, and strong communities in Vermont. Our members are farmers, gardeners, educators, and food lovers of all sorts – anyone who wants to help us create a future full of local food and local farms. Our programs include organic certification, farmer and gardener technical assistance, farm to school support, an online apprentice and farm worker directory, an annual Winter Conference, and programs that work to ensure access to fresh, local food to all Vermonters, regardless of income.


Shelburne Farms

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. We collaborate with educators, schools, and other partners to advance Education for Sustainability in Vermont and internationally. We offer innovative programs and partnerships for educators, including the Sustainable Schools Project, a Forest for Every Classroom, a Watershed for Every Classroom, and the Farm-Based Education Network. Our campus for learning is a 1,400-acre working farm and National Historic Landmark, which includes a grass-based dairy and farmstead cheesemaking operation, an organic market garden, maple sugaring and sustainable lumber production, and an inn and farm-to-table restaurant. We serve 150,000 program participants and visitors annually on-site alone.