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Looking Back on 2021 in Photos. This past year, Shelburne Farms navigated the ongoing disruption of Covid to emerge a stronger, more resilient nonprofit organization. We are grateful to all of you who have championed our work through another challenging year. Thanks to your support we can share and steward our historic working farm campus and inspire educators around the globe. Photo: Daria Bishop.
|Educators, Recharge & Renew This Summer
Join a community of peers to reinvigorate your practice and reconnect to why you teach. Recenter your work around Education for Sustainability, which links knowledge, inquiry, and action so that students can contribute to positive change in their communities and beyond.
See 2022 professional learning
|Two Paths, One Like Mind: Unsettling Place-Based Education
Aimee Arandia Østensen, professional learning facilitator, examines traditional schooling and ecological learning — what if we imagined a system that allowed for a multitude of pathways to learning? A thought-provoking piece for teachers as we enter a new year.
|Shepherd’s Pie with Caramelized Onions & Cheddar Smash
Published in 2007, Cooking with Shelburne Farms: Food and Stories from Vermont by Melissa Pasanen and Rick Gencarelli (a former head chef at the Inn), is a much-loved cookbook of staff and friends. We’re sharing a favorite recipe featuring our pasture-raised lamb and cheddar.
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|And Looking Ahead
January offers the promise of a new year and new possibilities. We invite you to share a peaceful moment of hope with our Brown Swiss cows enjoying an early snowfall. Thank you for sharing our vision for a better world and cheers to the work ahead.
Unwind with our Brown Swiss
|Saturday, January 29, 10:00–11:30AM & 12:30–2:00PM: Winter Wildlife Wander
Monthly, February–July 2022: Healing the Roots of Racism in Ourselves: for white-identified/white-adjacent folks
Monthly, February–July 2022: Healing the Roots of Racism in Ourselves: for BIPOC
Saturday, February 5, 10:00AM–12:00PM: Snow Snake Games with Abenaki Chief Don Stevens
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?
Thursday, March 17, 7:00–9:00PM: Owl Prowl with Outreach For Earth Stewardship
•Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24: Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic
|What We’re Following
|Food & Wine compiled their top 50 American Cheesemakers — and Shelburne Farms is included (along with seven other Vermont cheesemakers)!
•VTDigger and the Vermont Energy Education Program offer a collaborative reporting project for Vermont students: “A Climate Report Card for Our Schools.”
•Research makes a powerful case for project-based learning. Via Edutopia.
•Foodtank shares a collection of cookbooks for food justice and sustainability.
•Burlington City & Lake Semester uses storytelling and performance art for community building during their end-of-semester Story Slam. Shelburne Farms is a lead community partner with the Burlington City & Lake project.