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.


 

  • May to Oct
    14 to 22

    Every Day at the Farm

    Sunday, times varyFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Events and opportunities to explore the Farm are happening every day, including: Property Tours Farmyard  Trails...

  • Aug
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Aug
    25

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Aug
    28

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Aug
    29

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Aug
    31

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    1

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Sep
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Sunday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    4

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    5

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    6

    Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

    Wednesday, 6:30 - 8:00 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Look & See revolves around the divergent stories of several residents of Henry County, Kentucky who each face difficult choices...

  • Sep
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    8

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Sep
    9

    Wild Mushroom Foray

    Saturday, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom foraging?  Join Ari Rockland-Miller, co-founder of The Mushroom Forager, to identify species fruiting in our region in late-summer and to learn...

  • Sep
    11

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    12

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    15

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Sep
    18

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    19

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    22

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Sep
    23

    Orienteering

    Saturday, Clinic 9:00 AM -10:00 AM; Courses 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Orienteering is a sport that you use a map and compass to find your way across unfamiliar terrain. Whether you have been doing it for years or are interested in learning this important skill,...

  • Sep
    23

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk with Nick Cavanaugh

    Saturday, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PMAdult Program

    Farm landscapes are capable of so much more than first meets the eye: they produce nourishing foods, but also give us powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens,...

  • Sep
    25

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Sep
    29

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Sep
    30

    Hawk Walk

    Saturday, Hawk Walk 7:30 AM; Live bird presentation 10:00 AMAdult Program

    Enjoy a leisurely walk looking for late migrating raptors and all the other hearty birds that winter on the Farm. You'll also meet some of the Outreach for Earth Stewardship's wild raptor ambassadors...

  • Oct
    2

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    2

    Collaborative Dinner with Chef Evan Mallet & Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy

    Monday, 6:00PM reception; 7:00PM dinner serviceAdult Program

    Join us for a collaborative dinner between Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy  and Chef Evan Mallett, Executive Chef and owner of Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, NH. Chef Mallet has...

  • Oct
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    5

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    6

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Oct
    9

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    12

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    13

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Oct
    14

    Reinventing the Wheel

    Saturday, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    In little more than a century, industrial practices have altered every aspect of the cheesemaking process, from the bodies of the animals that provide the milk to the microbial strains that ferment...

  • Oct
    16

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    19

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens.  It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced...

  • Oct
    20

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • Oct
    20

    Photography for Naturalists

    Friday, 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM (optional evening photography walk & shoot 4:15 - 7:00 PM)Adult Program

    Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while building the ecological literacy to dramatically improve nature photography.  In this day-long workshop, we'll practice blending...

  • Oct
    21

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 6:30 AM - 6:15 PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you...

  • Oct
    29

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Winter Health Medicine Making

    Sunday, 9:00 PM - 11:30 AMAdult Program

    Cap off our Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk series with our final herb walk with Guido Masé and Katherine Elmer. We’ll gather medicinal plants and barks particularly suited for winter health and...

  • Nov
    11

    Hawks, Owls, & Falcons!

    Saturday, Drop-in anytime between 10:00AM - 1:00PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Hawks, owls, and falcons are all birds found right here on the Farm. Come meet some of these live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting.  Learn about each of their unique characteristics,...