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Creamery Manager Andi Wandt's personal mission is to make cheese more accessible. From cheese selection to arrangement and add-ons, Andi shares her process for building delicious (and beautiful) cheese boards.

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A Watershed for Every Classroom Returns

Educators in the Lake Champlain Basin: Join us for a transformational program focusing on strategies to connect your students to their local waterways and build skills for a climate-resilient future. Begins July 16–19; applications now open.

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First Day of Sugaring: Writing's on the Wall

We boiled our first maple syrup this year on February 5th—the earliest date in memory. Is this climate change at work? What do we make of it? Let's see what the records reveal.

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Sweet Potato Hummus

A quick, simple, and adaptable snack recipe with rave reviews from students and teachers alike. We think you'll enjoy it, too!

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Upcoming Programs

Educators, join us! Offered in partnership with UVM, we're now accepting applications for our Education for Sustainability Graduate Certificate Programs. Courses begin Summer 2024.

Saturday, February 17, 10:00AM–12:00PM:

Snow Snake Games & Campfire with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens

Saturday, February 24, 9:00AM–12:00PM: Winter Forest Bathing: shinrin-yoku

Saturday, February 24, 10:00AM–12:30PM: Forester for a Day

Saturday, February 24, 7–9:00PM: Owl Prowl

Friday, March 8, 7–9:00PM: Owl Prowl

Saturday, March 9, 10:00AM–12:00PM: In the Sugarbush: Who's Been Here?

What We're Following

Our Climate Resiliency Fellowship—and the inspiring work of our 2023 fellows—are featured in the current issue of Childhood Education Innovations.

The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets (VAAFM) has launched a campaign to help Vermont farms recover from recent flood damage. Via Vermont Public.

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map was updated after more than a decade. It confirms what most gardeners already know. Via Civil Eats.

A new study finds a shift towards a more sustainable global food system could create up to $10 trillion of benefits a year, improve human health and ease the climate crisis. Via The Guardian.

The first-ever State of the World's Migratory Species assessment finds 44% of migratory species in decline, with a fifth in danger of extinction. Via CBS News.

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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