Programs For Adults

Harvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles programHarvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles program The farm offers adult programs throughout the year, exploring topics in farming, natural resources, historic preservation and more. You'll find current listings below.

The PLACE Program, offered in partnership with UVM, is a year-long exploration of the history, culture, and ecology of your Vermont community. Details at link.

Pre-registration required for all programs.


  • Feb

    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
    11 to 12

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Thursday to Friday, 9AM-5PM DailyAdult Program

    Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of ‘The Art of Natural Cheesemaking’, David Asher. David...

  • Feb

    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 Eastern Bluebirds returning from migration.  Materials provided; bring a...

  • Feb

    Owl Prowl

    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...

  • May
    24 to 26

    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
    27 to 29

    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...