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.


 

  • Mar
    2

    Owl Prowl (Adult Program)

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

    This event is full with a wait list.  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...

  • Mar
    4

    Curiosity through the Lenses of Spirit, Nature, and Art: A Provocative Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard

    Wednesday, 4PMAdult Program

    Join us three Wednesdays in March for a provocative conversation series moderated by Fran Stoddard, former VPR and Vermont Public Television host.  Insightful luminaries will explore the power...

  • Mar
    8

    Tracking & Trailing a Vermont Carnivore

    Sunday, 11am - 2:30pmAdult Program

    Due to cold temperatures this event has been rescheduled to March 8th.  Please call Marianne Balczuk 802-985-0307 or email registration@shelburnefarms.org if you would like to register....

  • 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
    11

    Curiosity through the Lenses of Spirit, Nature and Art: A Provocative Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard

    Wednesday, 4PMAdult Program

    Join us three Wednesdays in March for a provocative conversation series moderated by Fran Stoddard, former VPR and Vermont Public Television host.  Insightful luminaries will explore the power...

  • Mar
    16

    Tower Clocks at Shelburne Farms

    Monday, 6:30pm - 8:00pmAdult Program

    Learn about the history, function, and inner workings of the Farms' two operating Tower Clocks in the Farm Barn and Coach Barn. Presented by Mark Thermansen and Jerry Francis, the clock caregivers...

  • Mar
    25

    Curiosity through the Lenses of Spirit, Nature and Art: A Provocative Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard

    Wednesday, 4PMAdult Program

    Join us three Wednesdays in March for a provocative conversation series moderated by Fran Stoddard, former VPR and Vermont Public Television host.  Insightful luminaries will explore the power...

  • Apr
    18 to 19

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pmAdult Program

    Learn the basics of draft horses, and how to harness and ground drive, while focusing on safety working around these large animals.  (Horses provided!)  On Sunday, get in a cart or wagon,...

  • May
    2

    Lenses on the Land at the Inn

    Saturday, 2:30pm - 9:30pmAdult Program

      Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs. The Inn will be yours to explore and photograph before it opens for the season. You'll also travel out to photograph...

  • May
    9

    International Migratory Bird Day

    Saturday, 7 AM - 1 PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    A morning bird walk for birders of all ages at 7 AM (ages 10+). Children's activities and visits with OFES live birds (10 AM - 1 PM).  Environment for the Americas...

  • May
    13

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:45 pm - 3:45 pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • 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
    21

    Morning Bird Walk

    Thursday, 7 am - 9 amAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.

  • 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
    5

    Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 7 am - 9 amAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends.

  • 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...

  • Jun
    26

    Edible Forest Gardens and Commercial Food Forestry, an Evening with Eric Toensmeier

    Friday, 6-8 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Edible forest gardens are edible ecosystems that mimic the structure and function of natural forests, while producing food and other useful products. Trees, shrubs, vines, perennials and fungi work...