You're Invited to an Afternoon at the Farm!

Join us for a free afternoon at Monmouth College's educational farm and learn about their Rural Teacher Corps and place-based educational opportunities!

May 2, 2022 |

You're Invited to Join Us for an Afternoon at the Farm (picture of Monmouth College's educational farm)

Visit Rural Schools Collaborative's Illinois Hub! RSC and Monmouth College's Rural Education Initiatives (REDI) are pleased to host an afternoon at the Monmouth educational farm. Join us to learn more about Monmouth College's Rural Teacher Corps, the TARTANS, and about our partnership and joint effort to bring place-based educational opportunities directly to the Monmouth community.

  • Date: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
  • Time: 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Location: Monmouth College Educational Farm, located just North of 17 North 12th St., Monmouth IL, 61462
  • Questions? Contact Savannah Franklund or Jenni Dickens at

The afternoon will consist of a tour of the educational farm, hearing from a few of REDI's community partners, and stories about place-based educational opportunities in Monmouth. To end the afternoon, in the spirit of community, there is an optional happy hour and game night (5 - 7pm) at the local wine shop, Market Alley Wines, that all are welcome to attend! Register here or using the button below!

Register to Attend Our Afternoon at the Farm Event!

Looking for a mid-May out-of-office field trip? Plan for a relaxing afternoon while meeting rural-minded folks, hearing about place-based education opportunities & even trying some farm-fresh honey! This event is free, and we'd love to see you there!

Register to Attend!
Students at the Farm
K-12 Students engaged in place-based education at Monmouth's educational farm

About the Farm: The farm sits on a 6.7 acre plot and features vegetable patches, peach and apple treats, and corn. An on-site hoop house, tractor, and work shed are all used by the all-student garden crew to grow and harvest the crop sold at the local farmer's market and area restaurants, with a chicken coop providing the community with farm fresh eggs. This living classroom offers endless unique opportunities for authentic, hands-on learning.

Previous ALL STORIES Next
Group of Ozarks Teacher Corps participants.

Ozarks Teacher Corps: Rural Place-based Learning in Missouri

April 15, 2024

We joined Teton Science Schools, Community Foundation of the Ozarks, and several RSC Grants in Place veteran teachers at a collaborative, rural teacher corps training in the Missouri Ozarks Hub. The future is bright for these aspiring rural educators!

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Missouri Ozarks, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps

Group of students from Monmouth College in winter gear standing in a semi-circle with snow covered trees behind them.

TARTANS Take to Training in the Tetons

April 8, 2024

A unique trip brought together two RSC hub partners for intentional learning, memorable experiences, and crucial relationship building in the beautiful snow-covered Teton Mountains.

Regional Hubs, Power of Partnerships, Illinois, Northern Rockies, Place-Based Education, Rural Teacher Corps, Gratitude