Shelburne Farms expands the reach of our programs by working in partnership with organizations and agencies locally and around the world.  This leverages our impact, advances our understanding of program effectiveness, and builds relationships that cultivate a culture of sustainability.

Education Partners

  • 4-H As part of this federal USDA Program, we host and support a 4-H Club at the Farm, "Shelburne Explorers," for ages 8-17.
  • Ayiti Konse Vet We partner with Ayiti Konse Vet (Haiti Green) to exchange education and agricultural practices between Haiti and Vermont educators and agronomists. Since 2008 we have partnered to host learning exchanges. 
  • Burlington School District We collaborate to offer learning experiences for PreK-12 students, including Burlington City & Lake Semester, an immersive program at Burlington High School. 
  • Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) We are proud to partner with CELF on transforming education with a lens of sustainability.  We have collaborated on professional learning programs for educators since 2007 and most recently on their Clinton Global Initiative Project to integrate Education for Sustainability and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into New York City Schools.  
  • King Street Youth Center We have partnered with King Street for nearly 20 years to offer farm and nature programming to underserved children in Burlington, VT.
  • Outreach for Earth Stewardship (OFES) We collaborate with this onsite partner to offer public and youth programming related to wildlife, especially birds of prey. 
  • National Farm to School Vermont FEED, one of our partnership organizations, is the Northeast Regional Lead for Vermont Farm to School.
  • The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes A longtime partner in Education for Sustainability efforts in Burlington.
  • UVM Tarrant Institute for Innovative Education  We collaborate to offer professional learning opportunities for educators in Education for Sustainability.
  • For more of our national and international education partners, visit our Sustainable Schools Project.