Two men seen from behind, a green field and forest ahead of them

Announcing Marshall Woods. This spring, as part of our climate action efforts and to honor Marshall Webb and his legacy, we will be planting "Marshall Woods." A mix of native and adaptable tree species will be planted on three acres of pasture that hug the woodland edge beyond Sheep's Knoll. Learn more about this climate action project and join us in making this vision a reality.

Two men assess a wooden table in a workshop


From Forest to Furniture

Meet Joe Carney, the woodworker transforming the lumber from our sustainably managed forests into live-edge furniture, available at our Farm Store & Welcome Center.

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The Inn on a snowy day, two people snowshoe in the foreground


For You: Photos of Our Farm Landscapes

Enjoy these beautiful photos from our 2024 Wall Calendar throughout the year as digital wallpapers on your computer, phone, or virtual meeting backgrounds. Thank you for being part of our community.

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Northeast Farm to School Institute

In partnership with NOFA-VT, this year-long program supports school, district, and early childhood teams in strengthening the connections between the classroom, cafeteria, and community. The experience kicks off at Shelburne Farms, June 25–27. Applications due January 29.

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Upcoming Programs

Educators, join us! Offered in partnership with UVM, we're now accepting applications for our Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate Programs. Courses begin Summer 2024.

Saturday, January 20, 9:00AM–12:00PM: Forest Bathing: shinrin-yoku

Thursday, January 25, 5:30–7:00PM: Full Moon Walk & Campfire

Monday, January 29: Application Due, Northeast Farm to School Institute for Educators

Begins Friday, February 2: Climate Creative for Educators

Saturday, February 3, 10–11:30AM: Mason Goes Mushrooming

Saturday, February 10, 9:30AM–12:00PM: Needle Felted Owls

Monday, February 12:

Application Due, Watershed for Every Classroom for Educators

Saturday, February 17, 10:00AM–12:00PM:

Snow Snake Games & Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

Monday, February 19:

Application Due, February Vacation Days on the Farm, running February 26–28

What We're Following

180 students—the entirety of 7th and 8th grade—at Shelburne Community School are exploring pathways to sustainability this year! The program, Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability, is supported by Shelburne Farms and UP for Learning. Via Shelburne News.

Vermont's Peter Dixon of Parish Hill Creamery (who has deep ties with our cheesemaking history) earned two Super Gold awards from the World Cheese Awards. Via Vermont Public.

The UVM Food Systems Research Center is developing a ten-year study to evaluate the sustainability of the Northeast's sweetest (and growing) industry: maple syrup. Via Vermont Business Magazine.

Just-launched: DigInVT's six-episode podcast series showcases how mission-driven food businesses can have an impact on their local communities and Vermont's rural economy.

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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