A rotating collection of images highlighting events throughout the day at Shelburne Farms

24 Hours with Shelburne Farms. What does a typical day with Shelburne Farms look like? On Wednesday, July 12, we fanned out across the organization and campus to show you—to capture some behind-the-scenes moments that reflect the depth and breadth of the nonprofit’s work. Take a peek and follow us!

Support Vermont’s flood recovery. While Shelburne Farms was spared by last week's storm, many farms, families, and businesses have been devastated. If you're wondering how to help, consider supporting NOFA-VT’s Farmer Emergency Fund and Vermont Community Foundation's Flood Response & Recovery Fund.

Four educators laugh around a sunny, spring picnic table at lakeshore at Shelburne Farms. Green bushes stand in background with lake and Adirondack Mountains in distance.


Leading in Schools, with Lessons from the Land

Each Leadership Academy participant is, in their own way, trying to make a positive impact on the education system. Here's a snapshot of our 2022–23 program and the work underway in schools across the country.

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Across the Fence

Highlights Education for Sustainability

"Education for sustainability is an invitation for students to explore their communities," says teacher Julie Norman. Julie and Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools' Aimee Arandia Østensen talk about the possibilities of education.

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​  A serving bowl of Confetti Corn Salad on a buffet line


A Summer Side Dish: Confetti Corn Salad

Celebrate your local food system with this recipe adapted from New School Cuisine, our cookbook for school nutrition professionals. It's easily adaptable to feature what's coming out of your garden and looking delicious at the farmers’ market.

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Stay With Us This Summer

Get away, unwind, explore the farm, discover something new in our programs, and experience the beauty here. Peruse our room offerings, available through October 21.

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Upcoming Programs

July 20 & August 3, 6:30–8:30PM: Sacred Sound Sanctuary

July 20, 3:30–5:00PM: A Gardener’s Tour of the Formal Gardens

July 26, 6:30PM: Town of Shelburne Concert

August 2, 6:00PM: Community Concert at the Farm

August 6, 5–8:00PM: Vermont Fresh Network Forum Dinner

August 8, 5–7:00PM: Savor the Summer: Herbal Syrups & Spritzers

August 12, 2–5:00PM: Art in the Market Garden: Photography, Filipino Stories, Flower Festivities & More

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Upcoming Programs for Educators

Apply for the Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

July 20: The Common Thread in Successful Universal Meals Campaigns Webinar

July 25–27: Immersion in Education for Sustainability

August 2023–Spring 2024: 2023-24 Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

September 13–14: Wolfe's Neck Farm & Friends: A Farm-Based Education Meet-Up

October 2023–Summer 2024: A Forest for Every Classroom

October 22–24: ABCs of Farm-Based Education

Fall 2023–Spring 2024: Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability

What We're Following

“The weather has become much more unpredictable, with a lot more swings.” Shelburne Farms Dairy Manager Sam Dixon talks with WCAX about climate change and farming.

WCAX joins the Northeast Farm to School Institute and speaks with Shelburne Farms Vice President Megan Camp about the need for agriculture and food systems education.

Vermont Public asks, "Why did Vermont produce 20% less maple syrup this year?"

New Jersey is the first state to require that climate change be taught at all grade levels. The focus is on problem solving, not doom and gloom. Via The New York Times.

Lots of farms have biodigesters. But how do they work, and do they always cut emissions? Vermont Public investigates.

Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future through its programs, place, and products.

We offer transformative learning experiences to help educators, students, overnight guests, and visitors create a more thriving world. Home to the Institute for Sustainable Schools, our historic campus is a 1,400-acre diversified farm located on the homelands of the Winooskik band of the Abenaki.

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