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.


  • Feb

    Lenses on the Land by Moonlight

    Saturday, 2:30 - 10PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. Using the sunset, moonrise, moonlight as well as the the...

  • Mar

    Owl Prowl

    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...

  • Apr

    Catch the Wind: Where Renewable Energy and Bat Conservation Meet

    Tuesday, 6:30-8PMAdult Program

            Wind energy is clean, renewable, and has become increasingly affordable in recent years. But since the emergence of White Nose Syndrome –a deadly disease that...

  • Apr
    22 to 23

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM and/or Sunday 9:30AM - 2:00PMAdult Program

    In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses in the beautiful setting of the Breeding Barn. If you’ve never...

  • 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 ...

  • Jun
    10 to 11

    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,...

  • Jun
    20 to 21

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Tuesday to Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both daysAdult Program

    Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher. David practices a true...