The 2019 season is off to a fantastic start with over 1,000 guests visiting the Farm on opening weekend (including 264 members and over 80 fellow Shelburne residents)! We have lots of daily activities, tours, and programming, so come see us this season on the Farm! Photo by Carbon Drawdown Coordinator Marshall Webb.
Bringing Education for Sustainability to Local Classrooms
We celebrated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Week by bringing the goals to the classroom and envisioning a healthy and just world with 80 third and fourth grade students.
Debut Inn Menus
Chef Jim McCarthy celebrates spring on the Farm with wildcrafted elements and the Market Garden's first few harvests. Pictured: Chicken Liver Pate with grilled O'Bread, seasonal pickles, and rhubarb mostarda.
Poplar Drive
This spring, we've replanted Eastern Cottonwood trees along historic Poplar Drive, as well as young Sycamore trees along the main drive entering the Farm.
Inn Reservations
Now Online
You can now make Inn room reservations online! We'd still love to talk with you any time, but we're happy to offer this new convenience.
Farm to Medicine Cabinet Walks
Back by popular demand, these “weed walks” will introduce you to medicinal plants commonly found on Vermont’s working lands and introduce you to nature-based medicine. The first class of the season is Saturday, May 18 with additional opportunities through the summer.
"Shelburne Farms has become our sanctuary. We come here to walk and talk, in the serenity of the lake, mountains and nature. Whatever stressors we have are put into perspective thanks to the magic of being here. We feel incredibly fortunate to have Shelburne Farms so close by, and we are dedicated long-time supporters."

-Darci & Rick Lunt, Charlotte VT
Upcoming Programs & Events

Morning Bird Walk, Wednesday, May 15, 7:00-9:00AM
Indoor Spring Planter Design & Afternoon Tea, Wednesday, May 15, 2:00–4:00PM
Thursday, May 16, 5:00-7:00PM
Sun to Cheese Tours, every Friday beginning May 17, 1:45–3:45PM
Water Critter Wonders, Saturday, May 18, 9:30–11:30AM or 12:30–2:30PM
Tuesday, May 28, 6:00–7:30PM
Friday & Saturday, May 31 & June 1, 9:00AM–5:00PM
Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School, Monday & Tuesday, June 10 & 11
Essentials of Estate Planning , Thursday, July 11, 3:00–5:00PM
What We're Following

Our Head Cheesemaker, Andi Wandt, speaks with WCAX about our programs, why sustainable farming education is important, and CHEDDAR.
A new NPR poll finds more than 80% of U.S. parents and 86% of teachers support teaching about climate change.
The North Star Monthly shares the story of a local educator's participation in A Forest for Every Classroom, a collaborative partnership among Shelburne Farms,
Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park, Green Mountain National Forest, and the Stewardship Institute.
Via Foodtank.
A USDA study shows the nutritional quality of school lunches increased by 41% between the 2009 and 2015. Via The New Food Economy.
Today, plastic packaging has a bad (w)rap. BBC News explores how to solve the plastic packaging paradox.
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.