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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Have you thanked a vulture, today?

    April 21, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    What makes vultures so fascinating, unique, and ecologically valuable? Find out in this online adaptation of our regular family program about vultures!

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  • Response to a Pandemic, 1918 & 2020

    April 7, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts

    How people at Shelburne Farms experienced and responded to the Spanish Flu pandemic is remarkably similar to the response to the coronavirus today. The key? Volunteers doing a LOT of sewing.

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  • Maple Sugaring 2020 – A Quiet Season

    April 6, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Nature / Natural Resources

    The final days of March marked the end of a productive 2020 sugaring season, thanks in part to the expansion of our sugarbush over the winter.

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  • Banana Oat Breakfast Rounds

    April 5, 2020 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    Throughout the years in our Farm to School work, favorite recipes have risen to the top, including this flexible breakfast or snack by Chef Jim McCarthy.

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  • The mystery of syrup color

    March 21, 2020 | Holly Brough

    The color of maple syrup varies from "Golden" to "Dark," depending on where you are in the sugaring season. We asked our sugarmaker Marshall Webb why.

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  • Market Garden Update, March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food

    Despite so many disruptions in the world right now, the Market Garden is moving forward with planting on schedule. Planting seeds for the future grounds us in the seasonal rhythms of the earth.

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  • Vermont FEED receives $100,000 grant from USDA for Farm To School Institute

    March 4, 2020 | Megan Camp Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    As a partner with NOFA-VT in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), Shelburne Farms will receive $100,000 from the USDA to support the Northeast Farm to School Institute!

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  • Secrets of our shoreline woods. A walk with Tom Wessels

    February 17, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Explore the Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forests along Lake Champlain's shoreline with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels.

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  • Checking in with our Education Fellows

    February 13, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability

    Mid-way through their year-long tenure at the Farm, we sat down with our post-graduate education fellows to hear about their experiences so far.

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  • Activities for Your Winter School Vacation

    February 13, 2020 Education for Sustainability

    February school vacation is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for ways to keep kids busy and learning over the days at home, we have you covered!

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