Programs For Adults

Harvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles programThe farm offers adult programs throughout the year, exploring topics in farming, natural resources, historic preservation and more. You'll find current listings below.

The PLACE Program, offered in partnership with UVM, is a year-long exploration of the history, culture, and ecology of your Vermont community. Details at link.

Pre-registration required for all programs.


  • Jan

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 3:00–10:00PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs during this afternoon and evening workshop with experienced instruction. The buildings, landscape and coastline of Shelburne Farms,...

  • Jan

    Forest Bathing

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMAdult Program

    Experience the  winter wonderland and connect to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the quiet dormant trees, the fluttering birds and scurrying animals. Enjoy the stunning beauty on the land...

  • Feb

    Build a Nest Box!

    Saturday, 10:00AM–1:00PMAdult Program

    What is one (of many!) things that American Kestrels and Eastern Screech Owls have in common?  They nest in cozy cavities. Come build a nest box for these important raptors and learn when and...

  • Apr
    20 to 21

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM–4:00PM, Sunday 9:30AM–2:00PMAdult Program

    In this two-day, hands-on clinic, you’ll work with experienced teamsters of the Green Mountain Draft Horse Association and their horses in the beautiful setting of the Breeding Barn. If you’ve never...

  • Apr

    Forest Bathing

    Saturday, 10:00AM–12:00PMAdult Program

    Truly experience the energy of late spring by connecting to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the waking trees, the budding plants and listen to the springtime birds. Give yourself this time to...

  • May

    Spring Wildcrafting: Greens & Mushrooms

    Saturday, 9:30AM–12:00PMAdult Program

    Are you intrigued by the wild world of mushroom and plant foraging? Join Ari Rockland-Miller of The Mushroom Forager on a guided...

  • May

    Morning Bird Walk

    Wednesday, 7:00–9:00AMAdult Program

    Celebrate the return of the dawn chorus.  Join naturalist Matt Kolan to explore shrubland, grassland, wetland, and forest habitats in search of the sights and sounds of our feathered friends...

  • May

    Weed Walk and Nettle Pesto Making with Spoonful Herbals

    Thursday, 5:00–7:00PMAdult Program

    Learn how to sustainably harvest nettles and then process them into a nutrient dense nettle pesto to take home. Spoonful Herbals ...

  • Jun
    10 to 11

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Monday to Tuesday, Monday 9:00AM–7:00PM, Tuesday 9:00AM–5:00PMAdult Program

    Throughout the course of the two-day program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench with metal legs out of a piece of slab wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and...