On Sunday, May 6th, meet our spring calves and the rest of our Brown Swiss herd during Dairy Day at the Farm ! Visit the pastures, watch the calves being fed, and explore the dairy to find out how we get the milk that makes our award-winning cheddar. Video by Dreamlike Pictures.
Monitoring Environmental Changes on the Farm
While the dramatic scale of climate change is regularly captured in today’s headlines, we’ve begun tracking it at a finer grain at the Farm, through the science of phenology.
An Inn Plumbing Project
In a typical residence, the fix to the leak may have been straightforward. But as an integral piece of a National Historic Landmark, the Inn is not your average home. And as stewards of its historic fabric and features, we approach every repair very thoughtfully.
Leahy Builds Farm to School Funding
Thanks to the Senator's support, the final federal appropriations bill includes $5M in discretionary funding for Farm to School, doubling the current available funding for one year: a big victory for the movement. Here's a glimpse into programming in Vermont, featuring the Burlington School Food Project.
A Watershed for Every Classroom
This year-long, professional development program for educators who teach in the Lake Champlain Basin explores how people, places, and things tell the basin's stories and how to bring that knowledge into your classroom.
Upcoming Programs & Events

Valuable Vultures , Saturday, April 28, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Opening Day 2018, Saturday, May 12!
with a morning bird walk, Saturday, May 12, 7:00AM–12:00PM
every Tuesday & Thursday, beginning May 15, 2:30–4:00PM
Sun to Cheese Tours , every Friday beginning May 18, 1:45–3:45PM
Water Critter Wonders , Saturday, May 19, 9:30–11:30AM or 12:30–2:30PM
Spring Wildcrafting: Greens & Mushrooms , Sunday, May 20, 9:30AM–12:00PM
Morning Bird Walk , Tuesday, May 22, 7:00–9:00AM
What We're Following

NPR talks with farmers about soil health and a new eco-label for food.
Hunger Free Vermont's acting Director Anore Horton shares perspective on how school meal programs close achievement gap with VTDigger.
The New York Times Magazine asks, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?"
Topic shares Shane Lavalette's beautiful photography f rom the fields of New Farms for New Americans of Vermont.
The Washington Post investigates the complicated history of gardens, school food, and public health policy in the US.
Green Schools Catalyst's recent Quarterly focuses on the paths to net-zero waste, water, and energy in schools.
VPR reports on the how the movement to strengthen 'organic' labeling is pushing for new Vermont standards.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future.
Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.