Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Market Garden

    January 22, 2015 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food, Gardening

    For most farmers, winter means planning. Shelburne Farms is no exception. But as an education organization, there's extra planning around sharing our gardens with students.

    Read more.

  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Dairy

    January 22, 2015 Agriculture / Food

    Since we're not harvesting crops, rotating the cows through pasture, or leading them to and from milking, winter gives us a little window for maintenance, repairs, and improvements. And calving!

    Read more.

  • What Do You Do in the Winter? Farmyard

    January 22, 2015 Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    I get this question all the time. It’s funny. People seem to think, “When the animals disappear, don’t you disappear, too?”

    Read more.

  • Forestry on Historic Plantations

    October 27, 2014 Nature / Natural Resources

    You’ve probably seen the "islands of evergreens" amidst the Farm's pastoral landscape, established based on early ideas of Frederick Law Olmsted in the 1880-90s. Unfortunately, these plantations haven’t aged well. We've started reclaiming them.

    Read more.

  • Hope, Love, Resilience in Education

    October 15, 2014 | Jen Cirillo Education for Sustainability

    When educators gather, something amazing happens that equals more than the sum of its parts. Some say it is when 2+2 = 5, but I like to think about when 2+2= Magic! That’s what happened October 2nd at the Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.

    Read more.

  • Education for Sustainability: Making the World Whole

    October 10, 2014 | Emily Hoyler Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    We took the world apart—so we could understand it, so we could explain it, and so we could teach it—but we never made it whole again. I believe that education for sustainability offers a remedy to the disconnected, disjointed state of teaching and learning.

    Read more.

  • Strange Bedfellows: Growing Farm to School through Unlikely Partnerships

    October 9, 2014 | Betsy Rosenbluth Agriculture / Food

    Kelp growers. Hospitals. Chefs. Mental health agencies. Food shelves. What do they all have in common? These strange bedfellows are all important players in the Northeast’s ever-expanding farm to school programs.

    Read more.

  • Reflections on ABCs of Farm-Based Education

    September 30, 2014 | Holly Brough Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    How we’re building a community of people who care passionately and teach thoughtfully about the land we live on and farm, and the healthy foods that derive from it.

    Read more.

  • Sustainable Schools Project Learns from Puerto Rico

    September 24, 2014 | Ryan Morra Culture / Arts

    Shelburne Farms’ Sustainable Schools Project partners with IDEA – the Institute for Democratic Education in America to connect, organize, and envision the future for education. Recently, Ryan Morra went with a team of other Vermont education organizations to learn from school transformation visionaries in Puerto Rico.

    Read more.

  • Welcome to Our Farm Blog!

    September 12, 2014 | Holly Brough Sustainable Living

    We're so excited to be launching this new way to connect with you and share with you all the work that we do. Shelburne Farms is many things: farm, education center, historic property, beautiful inn. But above all, we're an organization dedicated to educating for a sustainable future. It's that simple.

    Read more.


Subscribe to News