Since 2002, ornithologist Noah Perlut has been researching grassland birds at Shelburne Farms, and working with farms like ours to support haying strategies that will ensure their survival. Audubon Magazine shares more about this research and how farmers and scientists are working together to balance bird and farmer needs. Bobolink photo courtesy Craig Newman, Outreach for Earth Stewardship.
Summer Learning on the Farm
This summer, we’ve been partnering with the Winooski School District to create a summer school program that includes time both on our working farm campus and in the classroom. Learn more about the collaboration, and try our activities with your students or family!
Charred Cabbage with Buttermilk Dressing
Chef John Patterson recently cooked and collaborated with Chef Kyle Knall at Wisconsin's Stone Bank Farm. They paired the caraflex cabbage's natural sweetness with the tang of buttermilk and smokiness of the grill.
Dig In Vermont's
Open Farm Week
August 8-15th
Do you love local food and farms? Want to get to know the farmers in your area better? Check out the on-farm events happening all over the state during Dig In Vermont's Open Farm Week, celebrating our vibrant agricultural landscape.
"The Hunt" is On!
The Vermont Cheese Council created a scavenger hunt and insiders’ guide to get you exploring Vermont’s outdoor environment, history, and cheeses! Download a clue packet, check off experiences, and solve puzzles to be in the running for cheesy prize packs. There are lots of delicious ways to complete your missions by visiting Shelburne Farms.
Why We Give
"We find that our support for Shelburne Farms is the most rewarding charitable giving we do. And, by donating directly from IRA accounts, we avoid some income tax on required IRS retirement distributions."

–Bob Nyden & Cyndy Ainsworth
Palo Alto, California
For You & Your Students
Inspiring stories, professional learning, and innovative teaching ideas for educators. See our calendar for upcoming professional learning opportunities.
What We're Following

"Educators Dig into Sustainable Food Production to Propagate Change in Communities." Wicked Local covers our professional learning workshop in collaboration with Wade Institute for Science Education
Addison County is now home to the largest anaerobic digester in the Northeast. Vermont Public Radio asks, "How does it work?"
Biomimicry Institute offers an introduction to Life’s Principles, which reveal the deep patterns in nature that lead to successful and sustainable existence on this planet.
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.