Our Partnerships

Shelburne Farms expands the reach of our programs by working in partnership with organizations and agencies locally and around the world.  This leverages our impact, advances our understanding of program effectiveness, and builds relationships that cultivate a culture of sustainability.

Educational Partnership Projects

Education Partners

  • 4-H As part of this federal USDA Program, we host and support a 4-H Club at the Farm, ”Shelburne Explorers,” for ages 8-17.
  • Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) We are proud to partner with CELF on transforming education with a lens of sustainability.  We have collaborated on professional learning programs for educators since 2007 and most recently on their Clinton Global Initiative Project to integrate Education for Sustainability and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into New York City Schools.  
  • Ayiti Konse Vet.  We partner with Ayiti Konse Vet (Haiti Green) to exchange education and agricultural practices between Haiti and Vermont educators and agronomists.  Since 2008 we have partnered to host learning exchanges. 
  • King Street Youth Center We have partnered with King Street for nearly 20 years to offer farm and nature programming to underserved children in Burlington, VT.
  • National Farm to School Vermont FEED, one of our partnership organizations, is the Northeast Regional Lead for Vermont Farm to School.
  • The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes  A long time partner in education for sustainability efforts in Burlington.
  • For more of our national and international education partners, visit our Sustainable Schools Project.

On Site Partners

  • Beeken Parsons: These furniture-makers collaborate with us on “forest-to-furniture” themed programming, from field trips to adult workshops.
  • O-Bread Bakery collaborates with us to offer school field trips, camps, and farm-to-table programs
  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship offers wildlife-related programs with us. Its aviaries are located on the Farm.
  • Shelburne Vineyard has a small vineyard at the Farm, and collaborates with us on many of our farm-to-table programs.

Stewardship Partners