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  • Dairy in the Classroom

    April 15, 2015 | Dana Hudson Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    What happens when a boy with food anxieties is regularly exposed to new foods in the classroom? Dana Hudson found out as a Shelburne Farms educator for a "Dairy in the Classroom" program.

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  • A Day in the Life of a Sugaring Field Trip

    March 20, 2015 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Tag along with a school field trip exploring sugaring in this photo blog. See sugaring through the eyes of schoolchildren -- and learn a few things, too!

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  • Differentiating Instruction In Professional Learning

    March 2, 2015 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    In education, differentiation is a promising practice to support student learning, build on prior knowledge and experiences, and connect students to each other and their environment. It is equally important when offering professional instruction to adults.

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  • Agritourism Guides for Farmers

    February 17, 2015 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Agriculture and tourism are both vibrant contributors to Vermont. Now with new guides to support them, Vermont farmers can think creatively and realistically about how to engage customers in activities on their farms.

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  • A Community of Early Childhood Educators

    February 16, 2015 | Linda Wellings Education for Sustainability

    What were early childhood educators doing playing a kids game (with no kids), long after school hours, on the tail end of an already exhausting work day?

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Market Garden

    January 22, 2015 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    For most farmers, winter means planning. Shelburne Farms is no exception. But as an education organization, there's extra planning around sharing our gardens with students.

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Dairy

    January 22, 2015 | Henry Cammack Agriculture / Food

    Since we're not harvesting crops, rotating the cows through pasture, or leading them to and from milking, winter gives us a little window for maintenance, repairs, and improvements. And calving!

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  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Farmyard

    January 22, 2015 | Rachel Cadwallader-Staub Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    I get this question all the time. It’s funny. People seem to think, “When the animals disappear, don’t you disappear, too?”

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  • Forestry on Historic Plantations

    October 27, 2014 Nature / Natural Resources

    You’ve probably seen the "islands of evergreens" amidst the Farm's pastoral landscape, established based on early ideas of Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880-90s. Unfortunately, these plantations haven’t aged well. We've started reclaiming them.

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  • Hope, Love, Resilience in Education

    October 15, 2014 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    When educators gather, something amazing happens that equals more than the sum of its parts. Some say it is when 2+2 = 5, but I like to think about when 2+2= Magic! That’s what happened October 2nd at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.

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