With deep gratitude to all of you who support Shelburne Farms in many different ways, here is our Annual Financial Report, highlighting the stewardship of our financial resources and several milestones of the year. Our farm community, near and far, allows us to continue focusing on our mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. Thank you.

Teachers Share New Ideas for a New School Year

This summer, hundreds of dedicated educators joined the Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools for professional learning programs. Here’s what they're most looking forward to bringing back to their schools, as they educate for sustainability.

Get inspired

Preserving the Coach Barn: Matching Grant Awarded 

We're thrilled to announce that we've been awarded a Save America’s Treasures Grant to protect this historic building for generations to come. Home to the Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools, we're proud to improve this space as an anchor of our campus for learning.

Learn more

Global Agritourism Community Visits Vermont

Farmers, researchers, and tourism experts from all over the world gathered for the International Workshop on Agritourism Conference in Burlington. Educator Vera Simon-Nobes shares her experience as a learner and ambassador for our working farm campus.

Read Vera's reflections

Meet our Summer Fellows: What They Learned

Students from Middlebury College and the University of Vermont reflect on their immersive, place-based experience. One fellow says, "For me, 'meaningful education' happens when you don’t realize you are learning, when you learn by playing. This summer I saw that happen."

Meet the fellows

Watermelon & Feta Salad

Our Market Garden watermelon harvest has just peaked, and our Inn kitchen team has developed a delicious dish to put them to good use! Try this creative recipe for yourself, and learn about the surprising side of this "summertime" fruit.

Get the recipe

Upcoming Programs

Wednesday, September 21, 10:00AM–12:00PM:

Women, Wills, and a Way Forward: Estate Planning for Now and the Next Generation

Thursday, September 22, 5:30–7:30PM: Sacred Sound Sanctuary Fall Equinox

Friday, September 23, 5:30-7:00PM: Abenaki Campfire with Chief Don Stevens

Wednesday, September 28, 6–8:00PM:

Olmsted and America's Urban Parks Film Screening at the Coach Barn

Monday, October 3, 5:30-7:30PM:

Olmsted and Yosemite: Civil War, Abolition, and the National Park Idea with Rolf Diamant

Saturday, October 8, 9:00AM–12:00PM: Orienteering

Saturday, October 8, 5–7:30PM:

Owl Campfire with Outreach for Earth Stewardship & Children's Author Dayna Lorentz

Tuesdays, October 11–November 15:

Local Action, Global Impact: The Sustainable Development Goals In My Neighborhood

Sunday–Tuesday, October 23–25: ABCs of Farm-Based Education

What We're Following

Curious to learn more about the agritourism conference featured above? Vermont Business Magazine reports on the event and the role of agritourism in our state.

Why is this colorful little wheel suddenly everywhere in Japan?

(Hint: it’s the logo of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and Japan is all in.) Via The New York Times.

Sodexo, a major supplier of food to large dining halls in the Northeast, commits to increase organic dairy purchases to support our local farms. Via WCAX.

Foliage season is approaching, and Condé Nast Traveler has 15 Vermont places to appreciate the beauty, including our working farm campus.

At old coal mines, the American Chestnut tries for a comeback. Via the New York Times.

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.
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