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Stories and updates from around the Farm

  • Market Garden Update, March 20, 2020

    March 20, 2020 | Josh Carter Agriculture / Food

    Despite so many disruptions in the world right now, the Market Garden is moving forward with planting on schedule. Planting seeds for the future grounds us in the seasonal rhythms of the earth.

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  • Vermont FEED receives $100,000 grant from USDA for Farm To School Institute

    March 4, 2020 | Megan Camp Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability

    As a partner with NOFA-VT in Vermont Food Education Every Day (VT FEED), Shelburne Farms will receive $100,000 from the USDA to support the Northeast Farm to School Institute!

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  • Secrets of our shoreline woods. A walk with Tom Wessels

    February 17, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability, Nature / Natural Resources

    Explore the Limestone Bluff Cedar-Pine Forests along Lake Champlain's shoreline with terrestrial ecologist Tom Wessels.

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  • Checking in with our Education Fellows

    February 13, 2020 | Holly Brough Education for Sustainability

    Mid-way through their year-long tenure at the Farm, we sat down with our post-graduate education fellows to hear about their experiences so far.

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  • Activities for Your Winter School Vacation

    February 13, 2020 Education for Sustainability

    February school vacation is right around the corner, and if you’re looking for ways to keep kids busy and learning over the days at home, we have you covered!

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  • Q+A: Sheep Shearing in February

    January 26, 2020 | Renee LaCoss Agriculture / Food

    Every winter, we shear our sheep at the Dairy. We asked Herdsman Renee LaCoss about the process, and get answers to the most commonly asked questions.

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  • Warmest Wishes for a Bright 2020!

    January 14, 2020 Culture / Arts

    We hope you enjoy this glimpse of winter at the Farm Barn along with our thanks.

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  • Up Close with Owls

    January 7, 2020 | Cat Parrish Nature / Natural Resources

    Kids asked lots of questions about owls at our recent Owl Pellet Detective Family Program. This blog offers up some answers. Owls are a fascinating species of bird!

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  • Post-Graduate Education Fellow - A Reflection

    January 4, 2020 | Holly Brough

    To many people, our Fellowship program for recent college graduates is kind of a "hidden" piece of the Farm. But its impacts loom large, as a recent alum of the program shares in this reflection.

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  • Innovations at Farm-Based Education Conference

    December 9, 2019 | Vera Simon-Nobes Agriculture / Food, Education for Sustainability, Sustainable Living

    At November's successful National Farm-Based Education Conference, 7 innovations contributed to strengthening farm-based education opportunities across the country.

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