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.


  • Jan

    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. Receive experienced instruction indoors then move outside to photograph the...

  • Feb

    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

    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, enjoy a short presentation, and...

  • 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...

  • Mar

    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

    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...

  • 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
    1 to 5

    Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop in partnership with the Shelburne Craft School

    Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmAdult Program

    Join watercolor artist Joel Popadics for five days of painting, learning, and being inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Shelburne Farms. You'll stay on...

  • 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...