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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Mowing Update: Reducing Our Carbon "Lawn"-print

    June 4, 2021 | Holly Brough Climate Resiliency, Sustainable Living

    With lawn mowing season upon us, we want to report that our 2020 reduced-mowing plan cut our lawn acres by a third, and our mowing hours by nearly half, reducing our carbon footprint. What about 2021?

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  • What is Forest Bathing? with Duncan Murdoch

    October 24, 2020 | Holly Brough Sustainable Living

    We asked Duncan Murdoch, a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy guide, a few questions about "Forest Bathing" walks, which he offers regularly at the Farm.

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  • Rotational Grazing Practices in Vermont

    October 5, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Climate Resiliency, Sustainable Living

    Across the Fence recently joined farmers and agricultural educators, including our Dairy Manager Sam Dixon, on a visit to Brush Brook Community Farm to learn about rotational grazing practices.

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  • From Food Waste to Compost - Enriching Farm Soil

    July 8, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Sustainable Living

    As of July 1, Vermont has banned food waste in trash. Here's a look at how the Farm manages food waste. Hint: it's all about composting!

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  • Sustainability and Racism - Resources for You

    June 3, 2020 Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    ​​​​​​​At this profound moment in our country, as so many of us seek to educate ourselves to dismantle systemic racism, here are a few resources that our staff have found helpful.

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  • Behind the scenes with our staff

    May 4, 2020 | Holly Brough Sustainable Living

    Here are a few glimpses into what -- and how -- our staff have been doing since COVID-19 hit in mid-March, gleaned from our weekly staff newsletters. 

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  • Staff reflections on Earth Day 2020

    April 22, 2020 | Simon Schreier Nature / Natural Resources, Sustainable Living

    Shelburne Farms staff was asked, "What books and experiences influenced you to get involved in environmental work?"

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  • Innovations at Farm-Based Education Conference

    December 9, 2019 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    At November's successful National Farm-Based Education Conference, 7 innovations contributed to strengthening farm-based education opportunities across the country.

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  • Gleaning Season in the Market Garden

    August 27, 2019 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Sustainable Living

    This is prime season for gleaning in the Market Garden--harvesting extra produce from the fields for various local food security organizations. Read about what it looks like.

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  • The personal challenge of addressing climate change

    June 3, 2019 | Marshall Webb Sustainable Living

    Working professionally to address climate change is one thing. Sometimes the personal decisions and life-style changes are harder.

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