If you have visited Shelburne Farms lately, you may have noticed new additions to the campus landscape. In late May, eighty-nine new trees were planted along farm roads as part of our landscape renewal plan. Read our update. Photo by Caleb Kenna.
Celebrating 50 Years!
50 years ago, the nonprofit Shelburne Farms was launched with the idea that through education we can build a better world. Thanks to community support, and the gift of the property in 1984, we’ve transformed an historic estate into a campus for learning for a sustainable future. We're open by donation again this year!
Hopeful Stories from Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability
Supporting refugees. Taking climate action. Creating more inclusive communities. Among this year’s Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability projects, you’ll find youth and educators striving to address some of our world’s biggest challenges.
What's Going on at the Children's Farmyard?
Our Children’s Farmyard is alive with animals and activities to keep your family busy exploring and learning for an afternoon or a whole day.
Find out what you can enjoy there this summer to deepen your ties to farming and the land we all depend on -- and to have fun!
Discovering Farm to School at Any Grade Level
With the academic year coming to a close, Director of Professional Learning Jen Cirillo reflects on inspiring stories from partner schools and collaborators who are sowing the seeds for a more sustainable food system.
Sweet Sustenance Sampler
June has a certain sweetness: gardens in bloom, warm weather, and summer on the horizon. It also coincides with the release of our 2022 crop of maple syrup! Try it along with some curated sweet treats in our newest package.
Upcoming Programs

Fridays in June & July, 2–4:00PM: Sun to Cheese Tour
Sunday, July 10, 4:30PM: Farm to Ballet at Shelburne Farms
Saturday, July 30, 9–11:30AM: Forest Bathing
What We're Following

Farm to school and early childhood expands in Vermont! Governor Phil Scott signed the Universal School Meals Act, continued funding for Vermont’s Local Food Incentive Grant Program, and increased funding for the Farm to School and Early Childhood Program. Vermont FEED, our farm to school partnership with NOFA-VT was instrumental in the advocacy for this important step forward. Via WPTZ.
UVM agriculture expert Joshua Faulkner talks with Vermont Public Radio about the spring weather outlook for farmers. Shelburne Farms will be a site for Joshua's upcoming study using drones to collect data to inform farm management.
As Burlington City & Lake Semester closes its eighth semester, they highlight key individuals in the program's success — including Shelburne Farms Director of Professional Learning Jen Cirillo!
VTDigger explores the impact of the avian flu on Vermont's bird populations.
Join Our Team!
We're seeking seasonal part-time and full-time positions available on our working farm campus. We're passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all.
Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future.

Shelburne Farms is located on the unceded, traditional, and contemporary homelands of the Winooskik band of the Abenaki. Our historic 1,400-acre working farm campus is a living classroom that invites program participants, visitors, and overnight guests to learn, grow, and be inspired.