Lessons Learned from 25 Years of Farm and School Education
Theri will share her story and passion for farm and school partnerships. Her history includes 20 years of sharing her 10 acre rural farm with students of all ages. While she has partnered with GSMS since their inception in 2002, her recent move to the school landscape includes creating an urban agriculture learning center for the GSMS community, beginner farmers and farm to school training.
Theri Niemier is the Farm Manager and Regenerative Farming Education Specialist at Good Shepherd Montessori School (GSMS). Theri founded Bertrand Farm in 1996 and has been teaching and farming in the local community for over 25 years. Theri is a certified Permaculture Designer and a Master Canner. She is the recipient of the 2019 conservation educator of the year in St. Joseph County.
Theri Niemier | Good Shepherd Montessori School