Offered through February, our Weekend Sleigh Rides are a great way to bundle up, get outdoors, and enjoy the winter! All rides are weather permitting, so be sure to call our Welcome Center & Farm Store at 802-985-0350 if you’re concerned about the conditions. Video by Dreamlike Pictures.
Transforming Schools with Food & Farm Education
– Aimee Østensen, Shelburne Farms Educator
Northeast Farm to School Leads the Way
Civil Eats follows up on the success of a New York State program to incentivize school cafeterias to purchase local foods. Vermont has introduced a similar bill, and Betsy Rosenbluth of Vermont FEED (our partnership project with NOFA-VT) speaks about farm to school’s role in these efforts.
Up Close with Owls
What questions do you have about owls? Educator Cat Parrish and Craig Newman, Director of Outreach for Earth Stewardship, offered up answers and introduced two educational owl ambassadors, Carson and Chapin at a recent program.
A Gift of Cheddar for the Winter Chill
Embrace the Danish idea of Hygge (cozy comfortable winter contentment!) with this package designed to brighten your spirits during winter’s chill. A wonderful treat for yourself or to delight a friend.
Quick & Easy Legacy Giving
Upcoming Programs & Events
- Weekend Sleigh Rides, every Sunday Saturday through February 29, 11:00AM–2:00PM, every half hour. 2:30 & 3:00PM private rides available. *weather permitting*
- Forest Bathing, Saturday, February 15, 10:00AM–12:00PM
- How Now Winter Cow?, Saturday, February 15, 10:00AM–12:00PM
- Brigitta Varadi: Exploring the Invisible’s Artist Reception, Friday, February 21, 5:00–8:00PM at Burlington City Arts
- Forester for a Day, Saturday, February 22, 10:00AM–12:00PM
- February Vacation Days, Monday, February 24 to Wednesday, February 26, 9:00AM–3:30PM
- Play Date! Farm & Food Fun, Saturday, February 29, any time between 9:30AM & 1:30PM
- Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Lambing Clinic, Sunday, March 1, 9:30AM–3:00PM
- Stories of the Seasons, Saturday, March 7, 10:00AM–12:00PM
- Seasonal Job Fair, Saturday, March 28, 11:00AM–1:00PM
WHAT WE’RE FOLLOWING
- An Agency of Natural Resources report shows the first drop in Vermont’s greenhouse gas emissions since 2011. Via VPR.
- WCAX asks, “Should all Vermont students get free breakfast and lunch?“
- Vinepair puts cheddar on a pedestal (including Shelburne Farms!).
- How to stop freaking out and tackle climate change: a five-step plan to deal with the stress and become part of the solution. Via New York Times.
- VICE explores how racism in environmentalism hasn’t gone away, and it’s holding the movement back.
- Student Stories & Recipes From Around the World: an inspiring student project from Louisville, Kentucky. Via WDRB News.
- Students want climate change lessons. Schools aren’t ready. Via Los Angeles Times.
- Green Mountains Mamas shares tips on how to nurture climate activism rather than climate anxiety in our kids.
- For a sustainable food system, look to seeds. Via Civil Eats.
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.
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