Today’s farms are fewer and bigger: as the number of small family farms has plummeted over the last fifty years, the average farm size has more than doubled. In Maine, this trend is reversed. Over the last two decades, farming slowly – and then rapidly – began picking back up again, with the number of new farmers growing exponentially each year. Studies have shown that if Maine agriculture continues to expand, New England could produce up to two-thirds of its own food within 40 years. Over the course of this program, we travel around Maine visiting farms old and new, rural and urban, to learn how farmers are integrating ancient farming practices and new technologies to produce food sustainably and equitably. Participants will experience both the hard, satisfying work of farming and the delicious fruits (and vegetables) of their labor.
Program Dates: August 2nd – August 9th, 2021
Early Bird Pricing: $3,900
Regular Pricing: $4,150
Discounts are available for groups of 3+. A deposit of $500 is due upon registration, with the balance due June 3rd.
Prices do not include flights. Cancellations made before June 3rd will be refunded 100%. Cancellations made between June 3rd and July 3rd will be refunded 50%. Refunds will not be available for cancellations made after July 3rd.
Lenses of Inquiry
“With its emphasis on empathy and general intelligence in planning, Envoys has quickly emerged as a premier global program provider. They are well worth the attention of any of our schools.”— Paul Miller , Former Director of Global Initiatives, NAIS
“Envoys carefully constructed an educational trip for students that purposefully engaged them to think, reflect, act, and enjoy. The travel logistics were always well-planned, and I had peace of mind knowing that my teen-aged daughter was in safe, responsible, and caring hands.”— Alice T. , Parent, Deerfield South Korea 2015
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