Shelburne Farms is an education nonprofit on a mission to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future. We believe that transformative learning experiences sow the seeds for a thriving and more just world. Our work seeks to create the space, spark the conversations, and share the stories to inspire educators, students, and learners of all ages to build a better future for everyone.

We realize our mission by integrating three key areas of activity:


We design, deliver, and host transformative educational programs for educators and students to help inspire an emerging generation of changemakers. We do this together with a global network of collaborators in education, sustainability, and food systems.


We welcome everyone to explore the big ideas of sustainability on our diversified working farm — and to uncover these ideas in the places around the world that they call home. Our entire historic campus is a living classroom that invites program participants, visitors, and overnight guests to learn, grow, and be inspired.


We practice regenerative agriculture to craft farm products and meals. Everything we produce connects learners to the working landscape and helps them better understand their role in sustainable food systems.

Shelburne Farms: A Place of Discovery and Learning