News & Events from Shelburne Farms: A Campus for Learning, Breeding Barn Preservation, and Upcoming Programs

Shelburne Farms is a campus for learning. Through partnerships and our own programming, we offer opportunities for all ages — from preschoolers to college students to professional educators — to explore the natural landscape, learn from experts, and engage with the big ideas of sustainability. Read on to discover a few of these stories.

Vermont Leads Farm to School Movement
Seven Days reports on the Vermont FEED Farm to School Institute’s impact across the country and speaks with the Harwood Union High School Farm to School Club to learn how they’re building community and appreciation of local food and farmers. Vermont FEED is a partnership project of Shelburne Farms and NOFA-VT.
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Shelburne Farms Awarded Save America’s Treasures Grant
We’re excited to announce that we have been awarded a $500,000 grant to continue to preserve the historic Breeding Barn at Shelburne Farms as a gathering hall for educational, agricultural, and community events.
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Maple & Cheddar: Two Recipes for Your Fall Harvest
Our Inn kitchen team shares two delicious salad dressing recipes to put to good use this season featuring two of our most popular farm exports: cheddar cheese and maple syrup.
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Shelburne Farms Changes Lives
“When I came to Shelburne Farms I thought it was going to be a boring three weeks. Now that I am done, this is one of the most exciting things I did over the summer! We were outside every day learning and meeting new people! Now I am more appreciative of the land I am walking on and the food I eat.”
–Winooski High School student
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For You & Your Students
What’s Taught and What’s Learned
Meet a Changemaker: Educator Peju Okungbowa and Xplorers Without Borders
School’s Out(doors): Place-Based Education Responds to COVID-19 and Beyond
Upcoming Programs
Saturday, September 25–Sunday, October 10, 9:00AM–5:00PM: DIY Open Orienteering
Monday, October 4–Friday, October 8, 11:00AM–2:00PM: Rooting Out Racism: An Online Anti-Racism Training for Those Working with Agriculture and Land
Wednesday, October 6, 12:00–3:30PM: NAAEE Pre-Conference Workshop: Local Action, Global Impact
Tuesday, October 19, 5–6:30PM: Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals
What We’re Following
Seven Days’ Melissa Pasanen foraged for mushrooms at Shelburne Farms, and shares about her time on the campus with program instructor Ari Rockland-Miller.
Vermont Viewpoint’s Ric Cengeri speaks with Shelburne Farms Dairy Manager Sam Dixon and Noah Perlut, Ph.D. about the Bobolink Project and the research on our working farm campus (story starts 40:44).
Vermont Digger reports on the new local purchasing incentive for school nutrition programs: a win-win for schools and farmers.
Trees could be a mental, physical, and climate change antidote. Via NPR.
Paul Hawken: Ending The Climate Crisis In One Generation. Via The Rich Roll Podcast.
Travel Awaits shares eight delicious stops through New England for cheese lovers (including Shelburne Farms!).