Place your holiday gift order now! For your package to arrive by December 24th using standard shipping, please place your order on our newly updated online store by December 17 for addresses outside New England and NYC, or by December 19 for addresses within these areas. Call for expedited shipping options (or phone orders) at 802-985-0333. Photo by Carey Nershi.
Teachers Explore Climate Resiliency
Over a recent weekend, forty middle and high school teachers from New England gathered in coastal Maine to learn and collaborate on implementing climate action education projects in their school communities. The teachers are part of our Climate Resiliency Fellowship Program.
Expanding a Sugarbush,
Tending the Woods
As we expand our sugarbush to increase maple syrup production, we invited long-time sugarmaker David Marvin to assess our management strategy for the acreage that we'll start tapping in the upcoming season.
A New Farm to School Guide
Published by Vermont FEED, our partnership project with NOFA-VT, this new guide helps school communities develop a step-by-step action plan to build robust, long lasting farm to school programs. It reflects 20 years of practice, evaluative research, and innovation in the field. Available for free download.
Innovations at
Farm-Based Education Conference
At the 7th National Farm-Based Education Conference in November, creative programming helped strengthen the farm-based education movement, which Shelburne Farms is deeply committed to as a way to support farms and connect people to the land.
Wilderness First Aid Two-Year Certification
JANUARY 11 & 12
Prepare for the unexpected with this fun, hands-on introduction to wilderness medicine. This course is suitable for all experience levels and is a great resource for trip leaders, camp staff, and outdoor enthusiasts. 
"We’ve been visiting Shelburne Farms for at least 20 years—it’s our favorite Vermont destination! We make a special family visit to the Farm every Easter to walk on the trails, and we attend the Harvest Festival yearly—it’s such a magical event with great performances, food, and of course, roasted corn on the cob. We appreciate all that Shelburne Farms does, not only for our community, but for the world."

–Julia Gilbert & Nathan Cleveland
Charlotte, VT
Upcoming Programs & Events

Horse-Drawn Rides, Saturday, December 21–Tuesday, December 31,
(except Christmas Day), 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour.
2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.
Owl Pellet Detectives, Saturday, January 4, 2020, 10:00–11:30AM
Horse-Drawn Rides, every Saturday and Sunday from January 4–February 29,
11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available.
Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12, 2020, 8:00AM–5:00PM
Winter Wildlife Wander, Saturday, January 18, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Saturday, January 25th, 10:00 AM–1:00PM
Play Date! Winter on the Farm, Saturday, February 1, 9:30AM–1:30PM
Forest Bathing, Saturday, February 15, 10:00AM–12:00PM
What We're Following

Four alumni convened at UVM for a panel discussion on their path to careers in the Vermont artisan cheese industry—all current and former Shelburne Farms cheesemakers!
Business as usual will not save the planet. Via Harvard Business Review.
The Green Schools Network shares how to grow culturally significant plants in the classroom.
A Moveable Garden recounts a trip to Shelburne Farms and Shelburne Museum.
Per Grankvist, “chief storyteller” for Sweden’s Viable Cities program, communicates the realities of day-to-day living in a carbon-neutral world.
The best thing you can do is not buy more stuff” says “second-hand” expert to Terry Gross on NPR's Fresh Air.
For some good news, Record year for nesting loons in Vermont. Via WCAX
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.