Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability

    October 14, 2016 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    How do you galvanize teachers and students to address the most pressing sustainability issues of our time? To start, you get them all in one room. That's what we did on September 21 to launch of year of learning and change.

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  • The Power of 4-H

    October 6, 2016 | Susie Marchand Agriculture / Food

    Shelburne Explorers 4-Hers select a calf in the spring, then work with it all summer long to show at fairs.They learn so much about commitment, perseverance, and other life lessons. And they get to snuggle with calves.

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  • Educating for Sustainability: Case Studies from the Field

    September 27, 2016 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    Discover some promising practices for how to educate for sustainability in our newly released ebook, with nine case studies and twelve contributing author educators.

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  • Of Land & Local Artist in Residence Michael Zebrowski's Farm Installations

    September 14, 2016 | Sarah Webb Culture / Arts

    Zebrowski’s installations throughout the Farm catalyze conversations about the environment.

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  • Loss of Old Dairy Barn

    September 11, 2016 | Alec Webb Culture / Arts

    On Sunday, September 11, 2016, the Old Dairy Barn at Shelburne Farms burned to the ground, likely due to a lightning strike. No animals or people were hurt.

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  • Sustainability’s Big Ideas Help Teachers Address Climate Change

    September 9, 2016 Education for Sustainability

    What does instruction around the critical, yet sensitive issue of climate change look like? And what does "climate literacy" mean? Teachers at our Education for Sustainability Institute this past summer found out.

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  • Open Farm Week Sights and Sounds

    September 8, 2016 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food

    Visit several of the farms who opened their doors for this year's Open Farm Week, and discover how connecting to farm food and fiber is good for all of us.

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  • Summer Camp for Educators

    August 19, 2016 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability

    We welcomed educators from near and far this summer — from Texas to Quebec and Indiana to Hawaii — every one bringing their commitment to educating for a sustainable future.

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  • Similar but Different: Clothbound Cheddars at VT Cheese Fest 2016

    July 25, 2016 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    Couldn't make it to this year's VT Cheese Fest? Learn what makes Vermont clothbound cheddar special -- Cabot, Grafton, and our own clothbound.

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  • "Weeds" and Medicine – Walking with an Herbalist

    July 22, 2016 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food

    Guido Masé, Chief Herbalist at Urban Moonshine, teacher, and author led us up the hill beyond the Farm Barn to find plant-based medicines growing right under our noses.

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