Calendar

  • Nov
    28 to 30

    Thanksgiving Weekend at the Welcome Center

    Friday to Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pmSpecial Event

    Shop and ship early and save 10% on all catalog mail orders! Our staff will advise and take your orders for holiday Farm gifts for local or far-away friends and family. Cheese tastings, hot cider,...

  • Dec
    9

    Aspiring Naturalist Teens Monthly Program

    Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:00pmYouth Program

    Join the Aspiring Naturalist Teens for of our monthly exploration. Each month we practice primitive skills — fire by friction, carving, foraging for wild edibles, tracking animals, and more;...

  • Dec
    13

    Winter Gifts

    Saturday, Two sessions: 9:30-11:30am & 12:30-2:30pmFamily Program

    Learn how to make easy, holiday goodies to give as gifts, and create "green" crafts with natural and recycled materials. You'll have fun and be inspired to make more handmade gifts! Children ages 5...

  • Dec
    14

    Create a Winter Centerpiece

    Sunday, 10am - 12pmAdult Program

    Create a winter centerpiece from natural materials with Victoria Dilley, florist for the Inn at Shelburne Farms.  Please bring your own clippers. *Please note this event has been rescheduled to...

  • Dec to Jan
    20 to 1

    Sleigh Rides December 2014

    Saturday to Thursday, 11am – 2pm Every Half HourFamily Program, Special Event

    Enjoy a 20-minute horse drawn sleigh ride from the Welcome Center (weather permitting). Every day December 20th to January 1st except Christmas Day. We'll be offering wagon rides instead of sleigh...

  • Jan to Mar
    3 to 1

    Sleigh Rides Saturdays & Sundays 2015

    Saturday to Sunday, 11am – 2pm Every Half HourFamily Program, Special Event

    Enjoy a 20-minute horse drawn sleigh ride from the Welcome Center (weather permitting).Saturdays and Sundays January 3rd to March 1st. 

  • Jan
    5

    Full Moon Sleigh Rides January 5, 2015

    Monday, 5:30pm, 6:05pm & 6:40pm Weather permittingSpecial Event

    Join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a winter evening of star gazing. Put on your woolies and brave the winter for one of these half-hour rides, and don't...

  • Jan
    10

    Snowshoe Demos

    Saturday, 10:30 AM - 2:30 PMSpecial Event

    Come explore the trails at Shelburne Farms on snowshoes provided by Eastern Mountain Sports! EMS will offer FREE rentals at the Welcome Center!  

  • Jan
    10

    Play Date! Winter on the Farm

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30am and 1:30pmFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Explore lots of theme-based, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Seating and tables...

  • Jan
    17

    Winter Wildlife Detectives

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program

    Learn about animals that are active in the winter time and then go explore for signs of those animals around the Farm! Ages 5 and up.

  • Jan
    22

    Animals of the North with Sue Morse

    Thursday, 6:30 - 8:30PMSpecial Event

    Join Sue Morse, nationally recognized wildlife tracker and photographer, for a presentation of "Animals of the North: What will Global Climate Change Mean for Them?" You'll learn about several...

  • Jan
    24

    Shelburne Winterfest 2015!

    Saturday, 12pm - 3pmSpecial Event

    Enjoy wintery activities, indoors and out! Sledding, sleigh rides, crafts, music, and delicious food at this annual, family-fun event!  Call Shelburne Parks and Recreation Department for more...

  • Jan to Feb
    29 to 1

    Earthtime: Living Practice/ Practice for Living

    Thursday to Sunday, All DayAdult Program

    A retreat focused on creating sacred space for reciprocal communication and relationship with nature and the unseen world. Practices that connect us with the Earth’s rhythms, cycles, and patterns...

  • Jan
    31

    Bake & Shake - Bread & Butter Making

    Saturday, Two sessions: 9:30am - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 2:30pmFamily Program

    Come and make your own bread and butter to eat and explore other fun things we can create with flour (like playdough!) Ages 4 and up.

  • Jan
    31

    Lenses on the Land by Moonlight

    Saturday, 2:30pm - 10pmAdult Program

      Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. Using the sunset, moonrise, moonlight as well as the...

  • Feb
    2

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

    Monday, 6:00pm - 8:00pmAdult Program

    The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical...

  • Feb
    4

    Full Moon Sleigh Rides February 4, 2015

    Wednesday, 5:30pm, 6:05pm & 6:40pm Weather permittingSpecial Event

    Join Pat Palmer of Thornapple Farm and his team of Percheron draft horses for a winter evening of star gazing. Put on your woolies and brave the winter for one of these half-hour rides, and don't...

  • Feb
    7

    Forester for a Day

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFamily Program

    Put on a hard hat, watch a forester fell a tree, and learn the importance of trees in our lives. Then work in the woodshop to make a wood product for your home.  Please make sure to dress warmly...

  • Feb
    10

    Aspiring Naturalist Teens Monthly Program

    Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:00pmYouth Program

    Join the Aspiring Naturalist Teens for of our monthly exploration. Each month we practice primitive skills — fire by friction, carving, foraging for wild edibles, tracking animals, and more;...

  • Feb
    14

    Build a Nest Box!

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMAdult Program

    What do kestrels, bluebirds, and owls have in common? They nest in cozy cavities. Come build a cozy home for your backyard bird friends with provided materials. Bring a cordless drill if you have one...

  • Feb
    15

    Tracking & Trailing a Vermont Carnivore

    Sunday, 11am - 2:30pmAdult Program

    Join naturalist Matt Kolan for a day of reading and interpreting the tracks and signs of a Vermont carnivore, exploring the intimate story of a day in its life. Carpool from the Welcome Center to the...

  • Feb
    21

    Play Date! Farm & Food Fun

    Saturday, Anytime between 9:30am and 1:30pmFamily Program

    Call up a friend and make a play date at Shelburne Farms! Explore lots of theme-based, indoor activities at your own pace and schedule, with a staff member present for questions. Seating and tables...

  • Mar
    2

    Owl Prowl (Adult Program)

    Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont's winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home. Back indoors, warm up with hot refreshments...

  • Mar
    10

    Aspiring Naturalist Teens Monthly Program

    Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:00pmYouth Program

    Join the Aspiring Naturalist Teens for of our monthly exploration. Each month we practice primitive skills — fire by friction, carving, foraging for wild edibles, tracking animals, and more;...

  • Mar
    10

    The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening

    Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pmAdult Program

    Ron Krupp will present his new Vermont garden book, The Woodchuck Returns to Gardening. This is a "sister-companion" to his first book The Woodchuck's Guide to Gardening, now in its ninth...

  • Mar
    13 to 15

    ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    Friday to Sunday, All DayEducator Workshop

    Discover easy and fun ways to develop agricultural education programs with engaging, kid-tested, educator approved activities! If you are looking for new ideas for an existing program, or are ...

  • Mar
    28 to 29

    Vermont Maple Open House Weekend 2015

    Saturday to Sunday, 9:00am - 2:00pmFamily Program, Special Event

    Join us to learn about the sugaring process and see where maple syrup comes from. We'll have events and activities both Saturday and Sunday. Information: vermontmaple.org More details coming soon!

  • Apr
    14

    Aspiring Naturalist Teens Monthly Program

    Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:00pmYouth Program

    Join the Aspiring Naturalist Teens for of our monthly exploration. Each month we practice primitive skills — fire by friction, carving, foraging for wild edibles, tracking animals, and more;...

  • Apr
    17

    NEW! Education for Sustainability Leadership Academy

    Friday, all dayEducator Workshop

    A year-long, residential, leadership academy for those wishing to be part of a learning community exploring education for sustainability, systems thinking, and school transformation.​ Our hope is to...

  • May
    7 to 8

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Thursday to Friday, Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    May 7-8, 2015 will be the start of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • May
    12

    Aspiring Naturalist Teens Monthly Program

    Tuesday, 4:30 - 7:00pmYouth Program

    Join the Aspiring Naturalist Teens for of our monthly exploration. Each month we practice primitive skills — fire by friction, carving, foraging for wild edibles, tracking animals, and more;...

  • May
    19 to 21

    Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

    Tuesday to Thursday, 8 AM Tuesday - 4 pm ThursdayAdult Program

    Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program.  Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom...

  • May
    22 to 24

    Bedrock to Birds: Exploring the natural history of the Shelburne landscape at spring migration

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 pm - Sunday 1:30 pmAdult Program

    Celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. With birds as your focus, explore the natural history of the landscape: investigate connections between bedrock, soils, plant distribution, animal...

  • Jun
    12 to 14

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Friday to Sunday, Friday, 2 - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pmAdult Program

      Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it into...

  • Jul
    8 to 11

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Wednesday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • Jul
    13 to 16

    Project Seasons for Young Learners: Cultivating Joy & Wonder

    Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am–4:30 pmEducator Workshop

    Enrich your early childhood curriculum using the lens of sustainability. The four days will be rich with opportunities to look at your present curriculum with sustainability in mind, and acquire new...

  • Jul
    16 to 17

    NEW! Education for Sustainability Immersion

    Thursday to Friday, 8:30am-4:30pmEducator Workshop

    For those wishing to dive deeply into their education for sustainability work in a residential, retreat-like setting. Limited to 15 participants. Includes accommodations at the Inn at Shelburne...

  • Jul
    27 to 31

    The Summer Institute on Education for Sustainability

    Monday to Friday, 8:30 am–4:30 pm Educator Workshop

    Spend five rich days with colleagues around the country at an informative and restorative institute created to give you the opportunity to deepen your understanding of education for sustainability....

  • Sep
    25 to 26

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • Jan
    29 to 30

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    A continuation of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...

  • May
    6 to 7

    A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC)

    Friday to Saturday, OFF-SITE. Multiple all-day sessions, some overnightsEducator Workshop

    The closing of our year-long, place-based education program for educators, A Forest for Every Classroom (FFEC), offered at various locations in partnership with...


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