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
    10 to 19

    Every Day at the Farm thru Oct. 19, 2014

    Saturday to Sunday, times varyFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Tours, Farmyard, Trails.

  • Sep
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    25 to 27

    The Vermont Traditional Foods and Health Symposium

    Thursday to Saturday, Thurs: 6:30-9pm; Fri: 9am-7pm; Sat: 9am-5pmSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health,...

  • Sep
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    4

    Tour Two Great Country Houses: The Brick House and Shelburne House

    Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pmAdult Program

    Discover the relationship between two generations of American country houses on this special in-depth tour of the Brick House—the Colonial Revival Vermont home of...

  • Oct
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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

    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...

  • Oct
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    10

    Farm to Table Dinner, "Of Land & Local" Exhibit

    Friday, reception 5:30 pm; dinner 6:30 pmAdult Program

    Enjoy a family-style dinner at the Coach Barn during the Of Land and Local Art Exhibition.  Executive, Chef David Hugo and his team will prepare contemporary American cuisine highlighting...

  • Oct
    10 to 12

    Forest to Furniture

    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 a table...

  • Oct
    11

    Hawk Walk

    Saturday, Bird Walk 7:30 AM; Live bird presentation 10:00 AMYouth 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
    11

    Create a Crock for Fermentation

    Saturday, 9AM-1PM both Saturday, October 11 & October 25Adult Program

    Bring a new level of craft to your kitchen by making your own clay crock pot, a time-honored cooking vessel used for making sauerkraut, pickles and other fermentation recipes. Over the course of TWO...

  • Oct
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tea Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 pm - 4:30 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
    18

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 6:30am - 6:30pmAdult Program

    The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you throughout the day both technically and...

  • Oct
    24

    Local in a Global Food System, "Of Land & Local" Exhibit

    Friday, 5:30-7:30PMAdult Program

    Vermont is known world-wide for our strong local food system, yet historically and even today we rely on outside markets to feed our small population and sustain our food businesses. So what does...

  • Oct to Nov
    30 to 2

    Earthtime: Living Practice/ Practice for Living

    Thursday to Sunday, all dayAdult Program

    A retreat that creates sacred space for reciprocal communication and relationship with nature and the unseen world. It focuses on practices intended to connect us with the Earth’s rhythms,...

  • Nov
    8

    Creating a Pollinator Enhancement Plan for Your Farm presented by Vermont Land Trust

    Saturday, 9am-3pmAdult Program

    Participants in this hands-on intensive workshop will learn about native pollinator habitat needs and create a customized habitat enhancement plan for their farm. Instructors:  Jane Sorensen,...

  • 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...