Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Favorite Children's Books from the Farm Educators' Collection

    March 31, 2017

    Since 1967, April 2nd has marked International Children's Book Day. We're celebrating with a few of the Farm favorites.

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  • Kids Build a Playground -- and a More Sustainable Community

    March 20, 2017

    This past September, when my students and I attended the ‘Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability’ youth conference at Shelburne Farms, I had no idea we were about to embark on.

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  • Maple & Butternut Squash Oat Risotto

    March 17, 2017 Agriculture / Food

    A meal perfect for the sugaring season: filling enough to brave the cold, but with a hint of the sunshine to come...

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  • A Home-Cooked Feast Celebrating Farm to School

    January 13, 2017 | Ryan Morra Education for Sustainability

    Teachers from Chittenden South Supervisory Union were participating in a recent Vermont FEED professional development course. And it was all about the food.

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  • Finding inspiration from our international network of educators

    December 8, 2016 Education for Sustainability

    The Farm was recently inspired by other dedicated educators at the UN Regional Centers of Expertise Conference of the Americas in Curitiba, Brazil. Greater Burlington was recognized as a Regional Center of Expertise on Education for Sustainable Development in 2015.

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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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  • High Five for King Street

    November 29, 2016 Education for Sustainability

    We recently received a "High Five" award from King Street Center. Educator Linda Wellings reflects back on all we do for King Street kids -- and all that they do for us.

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  • Going non-GMO with our Cheddar

    November 18, 2016

    Have you seen the butterfly on our label? In spring of 2016, we became Vermont's first third-party verified non-GMO cheesemaker and one of the first farmstead producers of GMO-free cheese in the nation.

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  • We Are the Starter Cultures of Social Change

    November 15, 2016 | Sarah Webb Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    We share author, food activist, and fermentation guru Sandor Katz's fervor for getting everyone involved with the food we eat. Inspired by Katz's work, we brought fermentation into the outdoor classroom with our preschoolers.

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  • Farming Update - early November

    November 14, 2016 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food

    Just a rundown on what's happening on the Farm at this quieter time of year. It's not as quiet as you might think!

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