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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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  • At-Home Activities for Young Learners

    March 20, 2020 | Jed Norris Education for Sustainability

    Homebound and trying to keep kids occupied and learning? Early Childhood Educator Jed Norris shares indoor and outdoor activity ideas to keep busy.

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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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  • Winter Sleigh Rides at the Farm

    January 29, 2020 Culture / Arts

    Offered through February, our Weekend Sleigh Rides are a great way to bundle up, get outdoors, and enjoy the winter weather!

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  • Transforming Schools with Food and Farm Education

    January 27, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    In Vermont, we're showing how farm to school themes can bring classroom subjects to life through hands-on and place-based learning opportunities. Through Vermont FEED, we’re working in schools to develop these connections.

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  • Q+A: Sheep Shearing in February

    January 26, 2020 | Renee LaCoss Agriculture / Food

    Every winter, we shear our sheep at the Dairy. We asked Herdsman Renee LaCoss about the process, and get answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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