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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.

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A Summer of Learning

The Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools hosted hundreds of educators from around the world this summer, immersing them in the ideas of Education for Sustainability and offering inspiration to bring back to their classrooms and communities.

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Dairy Farming in a Changing Climate

Dairy Manager Sam Dixon welcomed the National Grazing Lands Coalition Tour to our campus, and shared our managed grazing system, how climate change is shifting the business of dairy farming, and the changes we're making.

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Sharing a Love of Food to Foster Community

For over 25 years, Laura Butler has nurtured young minds at her home-based child care program. Through partnerships with a local farm, she has fostered a deeper connection between the children, their families, and the food they eat.

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Green Tomato Jam

Executive Chef John Patterson shares a recipe for a key component of his dish for the 2023 Vermont Fresh Network Forum Dinner, a favorite summer event held at Shelburne Farms for the last 25 years.

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Upcoming Programs

Tuesdays, September 12–October 17, 10:15-11:00AM: Farmyard Storytime

Monday, September 25, 5–6:30PM: Autumn Bitter Root Remedies

Friday, September 29–Sunday, October 1: Draft Animal Power Network Field Days

Wednesday, October 4, 10–11:30AM: EGG-stravaganza!

Sunday, October 8, 10:00–11:30AM: Mason Goes Mushrooming

Tuesday, October 10 & Thursday, October 12, multiple times:

Fall Foliage Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides

Friday, October 13, 5:30–7:00PM: Autumn Campfire with Outreach For Earth Stewardship

Saturday, October 14, 9:00AM–12:00PM: Fall Forest Bathing shinrin-yoku

Saturday & Sunday, October 14 & 15, 10:00AM–4:00PM:

Terrific Tractors & Other Cool Machines

Monday, October 16, 5–6:30PM: Fire Cider Preparation

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Upcoming Programs for Educators

Apply for the Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate

October 2023–Summer 2024: A Forest for Every Classroom

Friday, October 13, 12–3:30PM:

Learning Locally, Transforming Globally: The UN SDGs in My Community

Monday, October 30:

2023 Vermont Farm to School & Early Childhood Network Annual Gathering

Fall 2023–Spring 2024: Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability

What We're Following

Vermont State Climatologist Lesley-Ann Dupigny-Giroux has an important job—and that includes fostering K-12 climate literacy. Via Seven Days.

American Gardener explores Champlain Valley landscapes that owe their beauty to cold hardiness, including our Flower Gardens.

How do you prepare for every type of weather? Ambrook Research explores Vermont’s unpredictable weather and how farmers consider what resilience is possible.

Inside Hooks shares five underrated regions every cheese lover should visit.

Tiny forests with big benefits: native plants on small plots are delivering environmental benefits. Via The New York Times.

A viable alternative to conventional lawns? Cornell may have found one.

Via The New York Times.

Why you should tell your children about vanishing fireflies. Via The Washington Post. 

Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future through its programs, place, and products.

We offer transformative learning experiences to help educators, students, overnight guests, and visitors create a more thriving world. Home to the Institute for Sustainable Schools, our historic campus is a 1,400-acre diversified farm located on the homelands of the Winooskik band of the Abenaki.

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