Students, educators, and families are exploring our snow-covered campus for learning this winter! We're sharing a few highlights from the past months, including tracking, wool felting, and educators considering what school leadership looks like, taking cues from the idea of adaptation in the wintry natural world. Read our Winter 2023 Campus for Learning Update. Photo by Caleb Kenna for Hello Burlington.


Educators, Find Your Community in 2023!

Professional learning programs offer opportunities for growth and renewal over the summer and throughout the academic year.

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Become a Winter Wildlife Detective

Learn which animals are active in the cold months, and who takes a long winter's nap. Watch a read aloud, and learn all about the wintertime behaviors of different animals.

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Hearty Stuffed Cabbage

A good farm to school recipe is seasonally flexible with many hands-on components so lots of kids can participate. Most importantly, it's delicious. This recipe from Head Pastry Chef Veronica Bartolacci hits all the marks!

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Beer Cheddar is Back

A delicious Shelburne collaboration: our raw milk cheddar and Fiddlehead Brewing Company's flagship IPA. Learn about how we make our Beer Cheddar and shop our new, limited edition sampler.

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Funding the Next Chapter

Emily and Paul Morrow have supported Shelburne Farms for over 33 years, and are now taking advantage of recent tax law changes to help fund the next chapter of their lives and support our education through a charitable gift annuity.

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Upcoming Programs

Monday–Wednesday, February 27–March 1, 9:00AM–3:30PM:

February Vacation Days

Tuesday, February 28 & Thursday, March 2: Family Bird Walk with Outreach For Earth Stewardship

Friday–Sunday, March 3–5: We'll be at the Vermont Flower Show with red wiggler compost worms in the family activity room

Saturday, March 4, 10:00AM–12:00PM: Snow Snake Games with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

Tuesday, March 7, 5–6:30PM: Mushroom Medicine with Spoonful Herbals

Saturday, March 11, 10:00AM–12:00PM: Winter/Spring Forest Bathing: shinrin-yoku

Saturday, March 18, 9:00AM–3:00PM: Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Lambing Clinic

Sunday, March 19, 10:00AM–12:00PM: Tis the Season! Lambing & Maple Sugaring

Saturday–Sunday, March 25–26, 10:00AM–2:00PM: Vermont Maple Open House Weekend

Thursday, March 30, 5–6:30PM: Menopause: Herbal Care for the Waning Womb with Spoonful Herbals

This winter or spring, Stay in Vineyard Cottage at Shelburne Farms

A beautiful, quiet spot available for short- and long-term rental.

What We're Following

As project lead, Shelburne Farms supports The Farm-Based Education Network in strengthening the impact of educators, farmers, and community leaders who provide access and learning experiences on working farms. Learn more in the Network's 2022 Year in Review.

The Smithsonian shares why farmers may not have to choose between crops and solar panels.

"If you win the popular imagination, you change the game." The Guardian explains why we need new stories on climate.

The New York Times explores the impact of ending free school meals on American families.

Oatly’s climate-footprint counts are a sign that carbon labels are going mainstream. Fast Company asks, "Do they work?"

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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