Children's Conference

Kids making art

We are always excited to welcome the next generation of farmers, gardeners, and food lovers to the conference!

Kids at the conference

We encourage parents to register their children ages 5-12 at NOFA-VT’s Children’s Conference, taking place at the same time as the adult conference on the UVM campus Saturday and Sunday.

At the Children’s Conference, participants attend workshops in felting and print-making, go outside for workshops on tracking and making shelters, and create their own snacks by baking in NOFA’s mobile oven, drying fruit, or making bicycle smoothies.

Children also have the opportunity to create original songs and work with fabulous local artist Bonnie Acker on the Community Art Project and making Valentine’s Day cards. Look for the full schedule of events online at

The cost of registration is $30/child/day, and space is limited. Lunch is not included in the cost of registration. Children are welcome to join adults for lunch at the children’s price of $10. Of course, you’re also welcome to pack a bag lunch for your kids!

Please note: Space is limited—there will be few walk-in registrations available.  

Schedule (workshop details here):

Location: Aiken Center, UVM


Registration & Check-in


Children's Yoga


Group Orientations


Workshop Session I


Community Art


Local Foods Lunch ($10)


Outdoor Play


Workshop Session II


Quiet play


Parents arrive.  Pick up, pack up and head out!

Workshop presenters include: Bonnie Acker (Acker Arts), Shelburne Farms, Joanna May (Music Together), Laughing River Yoga, and Chittenden Solid Waste.

Conference activities subject to change.

Johnson Family Foundation

Interested in volunteering?  Contact

Thank you to our Children's Conference sponsor: The Johnson Family Foundation Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation