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.


 

  • Sep
    1

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    1

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - with Guido Mase

    Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 PMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods but also powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards.  This “...

  • Sep
    3

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - with Emma Merritt

    Saturday, 10:00 - 11:30 AMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods but also powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards.  This “...

  • Sep
    5

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    6

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    8

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    12

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    13

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    14

    Sun to Cheese Tour - September 14

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

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Susie and Rory will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking...

  • Sep
    15

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    19

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    20

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    22

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

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

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    24

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Reading the Landscape

    Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Sep
    26

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    27

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    28

    Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network Launch

    Wednesday, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    You are invited to the launch of the Greater Burlington Sustainability Education Network (GBSEN), recognized as a Regional Center of Expertise (RCE) on Education for Sustainable Development, part of...

  • Sep
    29

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Sep
    30

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Get to Know Your Street Trees

    Friday, 4:30 PM – 6:30 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Oct
    1

    Hawk Walk

    Saturday, Hawk Walk 7:30 AM; Live bird presentation 10:00 AMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult 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...

  • Oct
    3

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    4

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    6

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    8

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Land and Lake

    Saturday, 9:00 AM – 12:30 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Oct
    8

    Artist Talk and Sculpture Tour with Michael Zebrowski at Shelburne Farms

    Saturday, 11:30Adult Program

    Join us on the Farms as Artist Michael Zebgrowski discusses his latest investigation into site-specific art installation. Roam up Lone Tree Hill, and take in the view Zebgrowski has created through...

  • Oct
    8 to 9

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9 AM - 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM - 5 PMAdult Program

    Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry,...

  • Oct
    10

    Historic Barn Tour

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

    Explore two magnificent barns (Breeding Barn & Old Dairy Barn) — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    11

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    12

    Sun to Cheese Tour - October 12

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

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Susie and Rory will take you on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking...

  • Oct
    13

    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 tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. Originally the 19th-century country home of Dr. William Seward and Lila Vanderbilt Webb, the house was restored...

  • Oct
    13

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Winter Health Medicine Making

    Thursday, 5:30 PM - 7 PMAdult Program

    This program is offered in partnership with Railyard Apothecary & Burlington Herb Clinic...

  • Oct
    13

    A Dinner with Inn Chef Evan Mallet of Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, NH & Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy

    Thursday, 6 PM reception; 7 PM dinner serviceAdult Program

    Join us for a collaborative dinner between Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy and Evan Mallett, Executive Chef/Owner Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, NH and author of Black Trumpet: A Chef...

  • Oct
    13

    Resiliency and Water: Panel Discussion Featuring Artist Rachel Moore

    Thursday, 6:00 PMAdult Program

    A gathering of ecologists, artists and historians to discuss the impact water has had on the landscape of Vermont.

  • Oct
    16

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: New Farms, New Foods

    Sunday, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Oct
    22

    Burlington Geographic 2016 Field Workshops: Roads and Rails

    Saturday, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PMEducator Workshop, Adult Program

    Healthy, sustainable communities develop from rich connections to place. From forest to farm, waterfront to railyard, Burlington...

  • Nov
    2 to 3

    Vermont Farm to School Conference

    Wednesday to Thursday, All DayAdult Program

    The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets and Vermont FEED in partnership with the...

  • Nov
    19

    Hawks, Owls, & Falcons!

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

    Hawks, owls, and falcons are all birds found right here on the farm. Join us for this opportunity to meet live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting.  Learn about each of their unique...

  • May
    12 to 14

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 PM - Sunday 1:30 PMAdult Program

    Join us for a weekend adventure as we explore and celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. Using birds as our focus, we'll explore the natural history of the landscape. Get ready to ...