Farm to Fork


Duration 5 days
Suggested group size 12 - 20 students / 2 Envoys Field Staff
Suggested ages 14 - 18
Experience Food Justice


Farm to Fork


Students explore food justice efforts in Vermont, learning about its history and global movements. They meet farmers, activists, educators, and policymakers to understand how food systems reflect societal realities. Together, they learn how to promote healthy, culturally appropriate food.

“The lush greenery of rolling hills meets the genuine warmth of small-town communities.“


“Nature's beauty intertwines with the charm of artisanal communities, fostering a sense of serenity and authenticity.“


Impact Statement Everywhere we go, we carry a promise – to engage with respect, act with purpose, and leave a positive imprint. As envoys of our journey is more than travel; Our footprint is light, but our impact is profound, creating bridges of cooperation and mutual growth across the globe.

Day 1

Students depart by bus, stopping at Hawthorne Valley Farm for a tour and to assist with farm tasks. After picking up packed lunches at a local country store, they head to Brattleboro. There, they visit Grateful Greens for a tour of their innovative indoor farming technology.

Day 2

We visit Edible Brattleboro, an organization that transforms spaces into edible landscapes. Then, we go to the Brattleboro Food Co-op, visit the Root Social Justice Center to learn about their youth activist program, and the Wild Carrot Farm for a tour of their zero-carbon, horse-powered operations.

Day 3

We begin the day with a service project at Retreat Farm, assisting with farm maintenance and touring the grounds. After lunch, we visit SUSU CommUNITY Farm. We help with farm tasks before spending the afternoon hiking at Jamaica State Park. The day concludes with a pizza party back at the hotel.

Day 4

On our last day, we head to the Food Co-Op for a workshop on making solar ovens. We enjoy solar-baked foods for our final lunch and learn about the Co-op's educational and activist efforts. We share reflections and inspirations for involvement in food justice back home.

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Lenses of Inquiry



In Vermont, students broaden their stewardship understanding to encompass environmental conservation, community care, and land preservation. They meet farmers using traditional and innovative methods for environmentally sustainable food production.


Food Justice

Students explore food justice in Vermont. They meet with various stakeholders to understand how food systems mirror societal realities. Together, they learn how to promote healthy, culturally-appropriate, and sustainable food in their communities, even in urban settings.


Youth Activism

Students delve into youth activism's impact on social and political change. Reflecting on their experiences, they identify diverse leadership qualities essential for change. They engage with various individuals to understand their motivations and advice for youth involvement in shaping the world.


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