April is the time of year when we’d typically be celebrating all things sheep during our Sheep & Shear Delights program. However, since our programming is currently put on hold and our barns are closed to the public, we decided to bring the main event—shearing with professional shearer Mary Lake—to you! Watch sheep shearing in action and learn about the process.
Cheddar on and off the Farm
The current crisis has highlighted the critical need for access to healthy, trusted foods. Our cheddar and Farm products are a small part of that equation. Here’s how that cheddar is making it through our local food system (and beyond) to you and others. 
Staff Reflections on Earth Day 2020
We asked our fellow colleagues: "What books or experiences have driven you to care for our planet?" The answers were fascinating and varied, with several universal themes. How would you answer that question?
Have You Thanked a Vulture Today?
What makes vultures so fascinating, unique, and ecologically valuable? Find out in this online adaptation of our regular family program about vultures!
Experience Farm Artist-in-Residence's
Work Online
Brigitta Varadi is our 2019 Burlington City Arts artist-in-residence—some of you may have even made clay tiles with her at the Farm on one of the hottest days of the summer! Explore her work online in BCA's virtual gallery.
Recent Changes in Charitable Giving
The recent CARES Act included changes that encourage charitable giving in 2020, including a new deduction of up to $300 per taxpayer and the removal of any limit to the deductions you can take for charitable contributions if you itemize.
What We're Following

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Schools are keeping kids fed, losing millions of dollars in the process. They fear they will have to make deep cuts next year, when the country is still reeling. Via Huff Post.
Forbes shares forest bathing during COVID-19: gardens, windows, and virtual walks.
Bon Appetit rounds up some of their favorite online food retailers to keep your pantry safely stocked (including Shelburne Farms and additional Vermont producers!).
The Counter explores why farmers are dumping milk while grocery stores report dairy shortages.
Scientists have created a new enzyme that recycles plastic bottles in hours.
Via The Guardian.
Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit education organization inspiring and cultivating learning for a sustainable future. Based on Abenaki land along the shores of Lake Champlain, our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm, forest, and National Historic Landmark.