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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Happy Trails

    August 10, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our trails have offered solace and peace to many in this time of COVID. Enjoy this virtual "walk" along some of our favorite spots and vistas, including the Formal Gardens.

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  • Have you thanked a bat, today?

    July 22, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Find out what's important and cool about bats in Vermont and beyond, and why their survival is threatened.

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  • Going to Bat for Bats

    June 19, 2020 | Holly Brough Nature / Natural Resources

    The Farm's long-term effort to provide for embattled little brown bats (but keep them out of the Inn!) is bearing fruit — and bats!

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  • Farm Lawns, Reimagined

    May 20, 2020 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Nature / Natural Resources

    With fewer seasonal hires due to COVID-19 and a commitment to "Unlawning" and "Raising the Blade," Shelburne Farms is dramatically reducing lawn mowing this season.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Up Close with Owls

    January 7, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Kids asked lots of questions about owls at our recent Owl Pellet Detective Family Program. This blog offers up some answers. Owls are a fascinating species of bird!

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  • Fall Farming Update

    September 25, 2019 Agriculture / Food, Gardening, Nature / Natural Resources

    We caught up with the farmers who care for our land, animals, and produce – here’s what’s been happening on campus this September:

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