While some things lie dormant in cold weather, education hasn’t stopped for Shelburne Farms. Our campus for learning has been buzzing with activity! As one teacher says about his students' time at Shelburne Farms: "The more opportunities they have to see things, the more questions they have.” Here are four ways people have learned on our farm and forest this winter.
Educators: An Invitation to Recharge with Us this Summer
Find community in a Shelburne Farms professional learning program, all designed to nourish you as a person and help you facilitate learning experiences using a lens of sustainability.
Making Butter Activity & the Power of Food Memories
Food holds a lot of power, and it holds a lot of opportunity for us early childhood educators to help set attitudes for life. Hear more from Educator Jed Norris about how we're connecting early learners to where their food comes from.
One, Two Combo
A generous four pounds of our farmstead cheddar is just what’s needed to get through these cold winter days! Saucisson au fromage, maple onion jam, and honey mustard are delicious additions; and salted maple crackers offer a sweet and savory crunch.
Creating a Personal Legacy: Shirley Murray
Shirley Murray, a longtime volunteer, devoted 17 years to transcribing the journals of Lila Webb. When Shirley died last year, she left not just this remarkable legacy, but also a generous bequest in her will.
Upcoming Programs

Saturday, February 19, 10:00–11:30AM: Forester for a Day
Friday-Sunday, February 25–27, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour: Horse-Drawn Rides
Saturday, February 26, 10:00–11:30AM: How Now, Winter Cow?
Saturday, March 19 & 26, 10:00AM-2:30PM: Discover Maple Sugaring!
Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24: Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic
Saturday, May 28, 10:00AM–12:00PM: Spring Wildcrafting: Greens and Mushrooms
What We're Following

In this podcast episode of Happy Vermont, recorded in the woods at Shelburne Farms, Duncan Murdoch talks about leaving acting behind, the beauty of nature, and how being a Vermont forest therapy guide enhanced his life.
The Brattleboro Reformer shares the farm to school successes of Central Elementary School in Bellows Falls, VT. The school is a participating team in Vermont FEED's Northeast Farm to School Institute, a partnership project of Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT.
World Water Day is March 22nd, and you're invited to share your water stories with the Lake Champlain Basin Program for an online event that day. Original photos, art, writing, or videography.
VPR speaks with University of Vermont food and nutrition researcher Meredith Niles about how school districts are responding to food scarcity in the state.
Hope is not passive: how activism keeps climate optimism alive. Via The Grist.
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.