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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Shelburne Farms Greenhouses & Gardens, 1880-2019

    August 25, 2020 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    Greenhouses and gardens have been an integral part of the Shelburne Farms landscape for over 130 years. Walk through the history of the Market Garden.

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  • Summer Squash Rolls

    August 23, 2020 Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    By their nature, summer squash plants are prolific—just a few can inundate a home gardener with a big harvest in no time at all. Chef John Patterson created this delicious no-cook summer appetizer in response to the garden abundance.

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  • Restoring the Formal Gardens, 2007-2020

    August 7, 2020 | Holly Brough Culture / Arts, Gardening

    The Formal Gardens Restoration Project has taken over a decade to complete. Here's a look back at the enormous effort involved in the four phases of work.

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  • Planting in the Market Garden

    July 21, 2020 | Lynn Wolfe Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    What does planting actually look like in our Market Garden? There's more to it than just tucking seeds in the ground. Take a look at recent planting project.

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  • From Food Waste to Compost - Enriching Farm Soil

    July 8, 2020 | Andrea Cronan 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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  • Farming for Diversity, Equity, Justice, and Inclusion: A Profile

    July 8, 2020 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Gardening

    As coordinating organization for the Farm-Based Education Network (FBEN), the Farm is sharing the diversity and equity work of a founding member, The Food Project.

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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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  • 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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  • It's Strawberry Season!

    June 14, 2016 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    Strawberries are everyone's favorite this time of year. Here's how we grow them (and what you can make with them!).

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  • Formal Gardens Restoration - an Update

    September 2, 2015 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts, Gardening

    We've done a lot this year on Phase 3 of the Formal Gardens Restoration Project, with more to come this fall. Here's what's been happening.

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