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.


 

  • Mar
    1

    Vermont Sheep & Goat Association Lambing Clinic

    Sunday, 9:30AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Join the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association for a day-long lambing clinic. Master Shepherd Chet Parsons will start the morning off with a class to go over the basics: ewe nutrition,...

  • Mar
    13

    Owl Prowl

    Friday, 7:00–9:00PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont’s winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home.  Back indoors, warm up with hot...

  • Mar
    14

    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, fluttering birds and scurrying animals. Enjoy the stunning beauty on the land...

  • Mar
    22

    Photography for Naturalists

    Sunday, 8:00AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Learn to harness your camera to become a better naturalist while improving your nature photography. In this day-long winter workshop, we’ll practice blending photography techniques and naturalist...

  • Mar
    28

    Seasonal Job Fair

    Saturday, 11:00AM–1:00PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come chat with department managers and find out more about all the seasonal positions available around the Farm! From May to October, we have positions in multiple departments ...

  • Apr
    25 to 26

    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...

  • May
    9

    Brigit Strawbridge Howard Book Event

    Saturday, 5:30–7:00PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    The day Brigit Strawbridge Howard realized she knew more about the French Revolution than the natural world around her, she began a journey to discover native trees, birds, wildflowers—and bees. Join...

  • May
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Sunday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    12

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    19

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    23

    Spring Wild Edibles

    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
    26

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • May
    30

    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...

  • Jun
    1

    Weed Walk & Nettle Pesto Making with Spoonful Herbals

    Monday, 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
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    4 to 5

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Thursday to Friday, Thursday, June 4th 9:00AM–7:00PM & Friday, June 5th 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...

  • Jun
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    19

    Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 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. Photo...

  • Jun
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jun
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    14

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    21

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    23

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    28

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Jul
    30

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    11

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    20

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Aug
    27

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    3

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    10

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    17

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    22

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    24

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Sep
    29

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Oct
    1

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Oct
    6

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Oct
    8

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Oct
    13

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...

  • Oct
    15

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30–3:45PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join our knowledgeable guide for an in-depth, walking tour of the Inn and its formal gardens. It includes the Inn's main floor, select bedrooms on the 2nd and 3rd floors, and the terraced Italianate...