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Looking for a seasonal job? Come to our Welcome Center & Farm Store on Saturday, March 28, 11:00AM–1:00PM to chat with department managers and learn about the seasonal positions available around the Farm! Positions are available in Buildings and Grounds, Market Garden, Inn and Guest Services, Restaurant and Kitchen, Welcome Center, Special Events, and more. See event details, available jobs, and online applications. 🎥: Dreamlike Pictures.


Secrets of Our Shoreline Woods: A Walk with Tom Wessels

Explore the Cedar-Pine forests along Lake Champlain’s shoreline bluff with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels. He led a session with teachers who were at the Farm for our Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy.

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“TIMBER!” Families Explore Forestry at Shelburne Farms

Our state’s forests are an important part of what makes Vermont “Vermont.” The Farms’ Forester for a Day program get kids thinking about the possibility of careers in forestry and everything the woodlands provide us with. Shelburne News joined the fun and shared their experience.

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Leahy Secures $100k to Support Farm to School Institute

We’re excited to announce that as a partner with NOFA-VT in Vermont FEED, Shelburne Farms will receive $100,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Community Food Systems to support the Northeast Farm to School Institute, now in it’s 12th year!

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Maple Open House Weekend

SATURDAY & SUNDAY
MARCH 21 & 22, 10AM–1PM

Maple is being celebrated all over Vermont this month! Explore our sugarbush, tap a maple tree, and discover Abenaki sugaring traditions with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens.

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Book Your Stay at the Inn This Season

A stay at our Inn is an opportunity to relax and experience all that our historic educational campus has to offer! View available dates, preview rooms, and book your stay all online.

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“We love visiting Shelburne Farms! Last summer, our son attended the summer camp for the first time and had a host of new and emboldening experiences. Everyone he met made him feel welcome and included—a valued member of the community of amazing folks who are connected to and care for the Farm. He took that to heart, and we have, too. To us, membership is one way for us to show our commitment and support!”

—Evans Family, Somerville, MA

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Upcoming Programs & Events

Stories of the Seasons, Saturday, March 7, 10:00AM–12:00PM

Jr Iron Chef VT Competition, Saturday, March 14, 9:00AM–3:30PM

Forest Bathing, Saturday, March 14, 10:00AM–12:00PM

Maple Open House, Saturday, March 21 & Sunday, March 22, 10:00AM–1:00PM

Seasonal Job Fair, Saturday, March 28, 11:00AM–1:00PM

Sheep & Shear Delights, Saturday, April 11, 10:00AM–1:00PM

Have You Thanked A Vulture Today?, Saturday, April 18, 9:30–11:30AM

Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic,
Saturday, April 25, 9:00AM–4:00PM & Sunday, April 26, 9:30AM–2:00PM


What We’re Following

“Chief Don Stevens Represents a New Era of Abenaki Leadership in Vermont.”
Via Seven Days.

Students, teachers, administrators, farmers, school nutrition staff, and advocates celebrated Farm to School & Early Childhood Awareness Day at the Vermont State House. Via Vermont FEED.

The New Yorker asks, “Can farming make space for nature?”

“Nobody expects to see a black guy milking cows or driving a tractor.”
Meet Earl Ransom, owner of Strafford Organic Creamery in Strafford, VT. Via VPR.

Farmers and dairy producers celebrated the University of Vermont’s Cheese and Dairy Festival. Via the Vermont Cynic.

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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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