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  • VYCC Farm Crew Lends a Hand

    August 21, 2017 | Vera Simon-Nobes Nature / Natural Resources

    Our campus for learning isn't just for our program participants. We welcomed students from the VYCC for a tour, work-and-learn project, and to discuss our regional food systems.

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  • Protecting Water Quality at the Farm

    August 11, 2017 | Sam Dixon Nature / Natural Resources, Agriculture / Food

    Protecting water quality means continually evaluating our operation and being mindful of the consequences of our actions. Over the years, we've made many changes.

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  • Hoofcare in the Farmyard

    August 7, 2017 Nature / Natural Resources

    Even though our Farmyard animals have retired from their working years, their hooves still need looking after.

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  • Osprey Report - July 2017

    July 10, 2017 Nature / Natural Resources

    Craig Newman of Outreach for Earth Stewardship tells us about the four adult ospreys and their chicks that have made the Farms' property their home.

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  • Energy Update, June 2017

    June 6, 2017 Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources, Sustainable Living

    National level decisions aren't slowing our fight against climate change: we’re taking concrete steps towards renewable energy and energy efficiency.

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  • Another Farm Update: Forestry

    November 29, 2016 | Dana Bishop Nature / Natural Resources

    This fall we've done a lot of forestry work to prepare for next year's sugaring season. Our forests are another thread in the fabric of our (and all of Vermont's) working landscape.

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  • Sugaring in a Changing Climate

    April 3, 2016 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Nature / Natural Resources

    How will climate change impact sugaring in Vermont? We don't know all the answers, but we're encouraging students on our "Sugaring by the Numbers" field trip to start asking and observing.

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  • Educating for Sustainability in China

    November 4, 2015 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Educator Ryan Morra shares his experiences and reflects back on his recent trip to China to share the Farm's Education for Sustainability practices with middle-school students in Yunnan Province.

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  • Birds Take Flight - The work of OFES

    October 6, 2015 Nature / Natural Resources

    Outreach for Earth Stewardship has been a partner with Shelburne Farms since 1997. Find out more about their work ahead of their upcoming "Birds Take Flight" celebration.

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  • Champlain beach rocks

    July 23, 2015 Nature / Natural Resources

    As “wishing stones,” skipping stones, jewelry, and art, these flat gray stones streaked with unmistakable white lines are a signature of Lake Champlain beaches. I’ve always wondered “What’s their story?”

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