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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • 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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  • Support nutrition standards with Farm to School efforts

    August 29, 2015 | Betsy Rosenbluth Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    It's not time to roll back childhood nutrition standards. It's time to better reinforce them with comprehensive farm to school programs

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  • Vermont Cheesemakers Festival

    July 27, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Culture / Arts

    Hot, stormy weather threatened the early hours of the Vermont Cheesemakers Festival, but fortunately, the sun came out for a great event -- to showcase our own cheese and that of so many other artisanal producers.

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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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  • Nurturing the Whole Teacher

    July 20, 2015 | Emily Hoyler Education for Sustainability

    “…Inspirational, reflective, and restorative summer professional work is so essential to nurturing the whole teacher. “ Find out how Shelburne Farms serves that role for many educators practicing Education for Sustainability.

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  • Creating & Installing Art

    July 7, 2015 Culture / Arts

    Two local artists are at work on the Farm creating art installations for October's "Of Land and Local" Exhibition.

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  • Nature-Based Education in Early Childhood

    June 4, 2015 Education for Sustainability

    When did it become so difficult for young children to play and learn outdoors? And how can we get them back out there? Here's a preview to the upcoming conference we're hosting on Nature-Based Early Childhood Education.

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  • Preparing an Historic Inn for the Season

    May 7, 2015 | Julie Eldridge Edwards Culture / Arts

    A behind-the-scenes peek at some of the restoration projects that ready the inn for opening, in support of the Farm's educational mission.

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  • Addressing Climate Change through Education

    April 20, 2015 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Our "A Forest for Every Classroom" partnership program is welcoming a new group of teachers in May with a new focus: climate change.

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  • Dairy in the Classroom

    April 15, 2015 | Dana Hudson Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    What happens when a boy with food anxieties is regularly exposed to new foods in the classroom? Dana Hudson found out as a Shelburne Farms educator for a "Dairy in the Classroom" program.

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