"Sustainability is another word for justice, for what is just is sustainable, and what is unjust is not." –Matthew Fox. Quote painted on the Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes in Burlington, VT.
Shelburne Farms joins with all those who support the family of George Floyd as they grieve his death, and with every person and family who has ever suffered unjustly. We stand with all those who are putting themselves at risk to peacefully gather and protest systemic racism. Organizations dedicated to sustainability — especially those that are predominantly white — have a deep responsibility to help dismantle racial injustice. We join with every individual and institution that seeks to use their power and privilege to create a free, and democratic society, and a healthy and just world for all.
Our collaborative project, Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability, is featured in a new United Nations publication that celebrates innovative projects on Education for Sustainable Development (2015-2020). Story starts on page 12.
Our Market Garden is bursting with fresh, organic vegetables, fruits, and flowers! Find daily offerings online for same-day pick-up at our Farm Store. And, find Inn-prepared meals made from the harvest, too.
"I have found Shelburne Farms to be a refuge during these unprecedented and emotionally challenging times. Walking the trails and glancing across the lake have been restorative. I am happy to support Shelburne Farms in return."
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization inspiring and cultivating learning for a sustainable future. Based on Abenaki land along the shores of Lake Champlain, our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.