Farm Based Experiential Learning (FaBEL)


Our goal is happy, healthy students learning substantive life skills on the farm and in the garden, understanding their food sources and uplifting the community. Hands on engagement in FaBEL programs provides students with authentic education, improves eating habits, enhances social and emotional engagement, and promotes connection to the environment. 


Many of our programs are run in our Educational Greenhouse learning center. 

The Educational Greenhouse is a shared use space and provide collaborations with area organizations and educational institutions to teach plant science, nature connection, greenhouse management, and four-season production techniques.

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VFFC's Farm Based Experiential Learning program creates its programs and curriculum to fit the needs of the community. Click below to see some program examples

2nd Grade Program

Saturday Sprouts Program


For more information on any of our programs or to Volunteer with FaBEL:


Melinda Hardt

Director of Education FaBEL

[email protected]

(802) 417-7581