In these difficult times, we've seen our community come together again and again. We are pleased to announce that, thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we met the Robert W. Wilson Challenge for Shelburne Farms!

More than 1,900 donors from 39 states and five countries stepped up to help meet the challenge. We are so grateful to them and to you for cultivating learning for a sustainable future and helping to create positive change around the world. We appreciate the support of our members and community as we continue to feel the effects of the pandemic, even as we look to the months ahead with renewed hope.

Enjoy these images from our 2021 Wall Calendar throughout the year as digital wallpapers on your laptop, phone, or video meeting backgrounds!
2021 Professional Learning for Educators
Education for Sustainability is an approach to learning that encourages students to link knowledge, inquiry, and action to build healthier communities and a healthier planet. Our online programs help teachers transform their approach to make learning relevant, empowering students to make positive changes in the world. 
Martin Tierney
As principal architect for Shelburne Farms for nearly 20 years, Martin guided and championed the renovation of many of the nonprofit's historic buildings, transforming them, and the Farm, in the process.
Growing Farm to Early Childhood Programs
“There's a real wonder behind where your food comes from at this age. It's not too-cool-for-school to like cows and want to be a tractor driver when you're four years old.” Educators Jed Norris and Cynthia Greene share about their work supporting educators in bringing food, health, and agriculture learning into early childhood classrooms.
Smoked Cheddar Dip
This delicious dip debuted as a curbside pickup option at our Farm Store & Welcome Center in August 2020 as a picnic option for walkers visiting the trails. While picnicking season is over (except for the hardiest of outdoor enthusiasts!), this creamy dip has remained on the menu as a customer favorite.
2020 at Shelburne Farms:
By the Numbers
172,109 pounds of farmstead cheddar made from the milk of our Brown Swiss cows.

196 masks sewn for the community by longtime employee Jane Boisvert.

495,000 kilowatt hours solar power generated, enough to power nearly 50 homes.

1,780 tons of hay and round bale silage harvested from our fields.

1,900,000 pounds of milk produced by our Brown Swiss cows.

1,765 educators attended Shelburne Farms online programming.

5,100 pounds of cheddar provided to Farmer to Family boxes.

2,698 containers of lasagna purchased at the Farm Store. Our most popular item!

1,071 pounds of carrots grown in our Market Garden.

1,100 gallons of maple syrup made from 2,300 taps.

Countless hours enjoyed by our community along our walking trails.
For You & Your Students
Inspiring stories, professional learning, and innovative teaching ideas for educators.
Find more on this section of our website devoted to educators.
What We're Following

The United Nations states that the global rich must cut their carbon footprint 97% to stave off climate change. Via CBS News.
Culture: The Word on Cheese shares their best cheeses for cooking, including our Six-Month Cheddar to punch up homemade bread!
Food waste recycling sees setbacks during the pandemic. Via Sustainable Brands.
The Guardian reports on a letter urging president-elect Joe Biden to offer students in public schools routine lessons on the threats posed by global heating.
Facing a growing anti-dairy movement, many farmers are altering their practices.
Via The New York Times.
24 books about food recommended by Food Tank to read this winter.
Op Ed: How school meals can advance the new administration’s priorities to strengthen communities’ health and wellbeing. Via AgriPulse.
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.