The enormous cottonwood trees along what is known as “Poplar Drive” (pictured here in 2012), are aging, weak, and, increasingly, unsafe. Soon after the property closes for the season, the Farm is going to take them down and plant new trees. As we prepare to take them down, we honor their life and beauty with a brief pictorial history of them on the Farm .
Kids Build Pathways to Sustainability
Over 100 Vermont students in teams rallied around a  United Nations Sustainable Development Goal  that resonated with them, then began brainstorming, planning, and plotting out a year-long project to address that goal and make a difference in our world.
Nacho Soup!
It's National School Lunch Week, and we're celebrating with a favorite recipe and story from Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy's work in local school cafeterias.
A Guide to Six Symbols on the Abenaki Totem
Abenaki Chief Don Stevens shares the significance of the six symbols on the totem. You can visit and see it for yourself up the hill behind the Farm Barn. 
Raising the Blade
We’re excited to get behind the work of Lawn to Lake, a partnership of organizations devoted to water quality protection in Lake Champlain and its watershed.
Upcoming Programs & Events

Reminder: the Inn & Restaurant, property tours, Children's Farmyard, and Farm Cart will be closing for the season Sunday, October 21.
October is Farm to School Month! See how Vermont is celebrating and get involved.
The Borderlands, Saturdays & Sundays, October 20-21 & 27-28, 12:00–6:00PM
Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides, Saturday, November 3,
4:15, 5:00, 5:45 & 6:30PM
Hawks, Owls & Falcons!, Saturday, November 10, 10:00AM–1:00PM
"A" is for Apples!, Saturday, November 17, 10:00AM–12:00PM
Wednesday, November 28, 5:00–7:00PM
Winter Gifts & Craftmaking, Sunday, December 9, 9:30–11:30AM & 12:30–2:30PM
What We're Following

Vermont FEED, our Farm to School partnership project with NOFA-VT, was listed as one of Food Tank's 30 Innovative Farm to School Organizations from around the globe!
The Commons shares innovative work in the cafeteria linking Farm to School with food access in Newfane, VT.
Wendell Berry shares his thoughts on the current state of farming and the pending U.S. Farm Bill with The New York Times.
A landmark United Nations report details the immediate consequences of climate change and says that avoiding catastrophic damage requires quickly transforming the world economy. Via New The New York Times.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to cultivate and inspire learning for a sustainable future. Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.