As the pandemic strips everything down to the essentials, the idea behind Shelburne Farms as a farm-based education center is more important than ever. As regions, neighborhoods, families, and individuals, we may be socially distanced around the world, but we are not alone in our reliance on healthy food, clean water, a sense of community, and the need to give young people opportunities for meaningful learning and personal growth. The pandemic also highlights the value of public access to beautiful places.  Watch a message of hope and gratitude from President Alec Webb.
Happy Trails
Our trails have offered solace and peace to many in this time of COVID. Enjoy this virtual "walk" along some of our favorite spots and vistas, including the Formal Gardens.
Kohlrabi-Carrot Slaw
This fresh, crunchy side dish created by Executive Chef John Patterson is a delicious addition to any summer meal and perfect on top of a BBQ sandwich. Find it on our online store as a rotating option, or make it for yourself!
A Glimpse Inside Our Market Garden
Want to know how we keep our seven acre Market Garden producing food all season long? Take a look.
Hey Kids! Learn about Plants in Our Education Garden!
Just like humans, plants have different essential parts that allow a plant to survive and grow. To discover what those parts are, watch Farm Educator Cat Parrish as she dresses up like a bean plant.
Have You Thanked a Bat, Today?
Find out what's important and cool about bats in Vermont and beyond, and why their survival is threatened. A companion to our earlier post about bats at the Inn.
Why I Support
For me, Shelburne Farms—the place and its many local and global programs—represents hope, resilience, and beauty. I can't think of more important qualities for our world right now, so it seems fundamental to be a sustaining member of the Farm. Every month, I'm acting on my commitment to all that Shelburne Farms stands for—I love that, and I'm so grateful to have this regular connection to such an incredible, important organization.

–Kate Williams,
CEO, 1% for the Planet
and Shelburne Farms board member
For You & Your Students
Inspiring stories, professional learning, and innovative teaching ideas for educators.
Find more on a new section of our website devoted to educators.
What We're Following

Behold Vermont, From Above : Caleb Kenna shares a collection of drone photographs from Vermont. Via New York Times.
The Green Schools National Network shares " Sustainable Economics: The Triple Bottom Line ," a project-based unit of study for classrooms developed by Burlington educators and our Sustainable Schools Project.
VPR speaks with Chief Don Stevens about how one Abenaki tribe is finding community while apart.
Liberal, progressive—and racist? The Sierra Club faces its white-supremacist history.
Via The Washington Post.
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.