A presentation from the 2015 NIFTI National Field School by Aley Kent from the International Rescue Committee.
“Community-based” and “participatory” are big words in our work world of late. But what do we really mean by this? And how do we build programs that build farmer participation in a way that maintains the integrity of our educational programs? This session will share some key tools that can help you to navigate increased participation without losing your marbles.
Lease agreement template between the Intervale Center and a participating farm. The Intervale Center will lease farmland, storage space, equipment, greenhouses, water wells, water pumps and other farming tools to the farm.
Policy document from the Intervale Center that outlines protocols to ensure the health and humane treatment of animals kept on Intervale property. Includes specifics on feed, storage, buildings, and liability.
Docuement that outlines policies and procedures for using Intervale Farm Equipment Cooperative (IFEC) farm equipment and greenhouses. Includes IFEC responsibilities, safety procedures, maitenance, fuel, work requirements, and conflict resolution.
A fact sheet from the Intervale Center about their highly regarded “Farmer Equipment Company” a.k.a. IFEC. Farmers who participate in the Intervale's Farms Program cooperatively own and manage equipment and infrastructure on site. This fact sheet explains the history, membership, management, and operations of this innovative model in a concise and accessible format.