Remembering Marshall Webb. Marshall was the best of Shelburne Farms. He was passionate about this place, its purpose, and its broad community of people, and he served all three with quiet integrity and intelligence. Born and raised at Shelburne Farms, he loved it as his personal home and as his professional career, which began the day he and his siblings founded the education nonprofit in 1972. The impacts of that single act of generosity would ripple out over the next 50 years and beyond. Marshall passed away on the afternoon of the Harvest Moon, August 11, in the place he loved. Read more about Marshall's profound legacy and share your memories.


Schools at Work

In the last year, Georgia Middle School (VT) students and teachers worked to advance sustainability and address vital community issues. "Authentic, powerful learning experiences like this can happen even in challenging times,” said one educator. With support from the Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability program, now enrolling for 2022-23.

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Favorite Kid-Friendly Recipes from our Summer Programs

Three recipes – fresh farmer's cheese, mini flatbreads, and kale chips – that are simple to make at home, with or without the help of young chefs! 

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cheesemaking

Have you ever wondered what our cheesemaking and processing facilities look like? Take a virtual, 3D tour of the space to see where all the cheddaring, cutting, and waxing happen to turn raw milk into our farmstead cheese. 

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New Fountain in the Formal Gardens

Over the past several months, the northern end of the Formal Gardens has been redesigned to reinstate some of the features lost over time. A new fountain is a nod to historic elements. 

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Upcoming Programs

Saturday, August 27, 9–11:30AM: Forest Bathing

Fridays, September 2–October 21, 2:00–4:00PM: Sun to Cheese Tours

Fall Adventures for 4-6 year-olds begins the week of September 12!

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Monday, September 12, 4–6:00PM:

A Walking Tour of Shelburne Farms' Olmsted Landscape Features

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

Tuesday, October 11–Tuesday, November 15:

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

2022-23 School Year: Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability

What We're Following

What is farm to school? Green Teacher podcast digs in with Vermont FEED Program Director Betsy Rosenbluth and Shelburne Farms Institute for Sustainable Schools Director of Professional Learning Jen Cirillo.

Visiting a working farm is an excellent way to support our local producers. Hello Burlington shares agritourism opportunities in Vermont.

Vermont cheesemonger Emma Harvey shares her love of cheese with Seven Days, including a particular fondness for Shelburne Farms cheddar.

A bicentennial foregrounds Frederick Law Olmsted’s role in shaping Vermont’s public landscapes. Via Seven Days.

The Atlantic explores how spending time in nature can help relieve stress and anxiety.

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum worked with Lake Champlain Sea Grant educators to create a unique program inspiring students to become lake stewards in our community. Via North American Assoc. for Environmental Education.

The 50+ best things to do in Vermont, including an outdoor wander at Shelburne Farms, compiled by New England with Love.

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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