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.


 

  • Sep
    19

    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...

  • Sep
    19

    2019 Vermont Story Lab Summit: Crafting & Using Stories That Challenge the Status Quo

    Thursday, 9:00AM–6:00PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Whether you’re a new storyteller, on your way to mastering the basics, or a seasoned expert, you won’t want to miss the 2019...

  • Sep
    20

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    23

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Sep
    24

    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...

  • Sep
    26

    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...

  • Sep
    27

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Sep
    28

    Orienteering

    Saturday, Clinic 9:00–10:00AM; Navigate the courses 10:00AM–12:00PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Orienteering is a sport that uses a map and compass to find your way across unfamiliar terrain. Whether you've been doing it for years or are interested in learning this important skill, join us for...

  • Sep
    29

    Celebrating the Abenaki Agricultural Year: An Evening of Food, Stories, and Music

    Sunday, 5:00–7:30PMAdult Program

    Join us for an evening celebrating Abenaki culture as we dine together and learn about a traditional Abenaki agricultural year and the foods that are grown with Abenaki scholar Fred Wiseman....

  • Sep
    30

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    2

    Winter Wellness and Fire Cider Preparation with Spoonful Herbals

    Wednesday, 5:00–7:00PMAdult Program

    Using ingredients grown here on Shelburne Farms we will prepare fire cider, a vinegar infusion of herbs and vegetables while learning about the many herbs that can help keep us healthy through the...

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    4

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Oct
    6

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Intensive Workshop with Katherine Elmer & Nick Cavanaugh

    Sunday, 10:00AM–2:00PMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods, but also powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards. The “weed walk”...

  • Oct
    7

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    11

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Oct
    12

    Hawk Walk

    Saturday, 7:30–10:00AMAdult Program

    Enjoy a leisurely walk looking for late migrating raptors and all the other hearty birds that winter on the Farm.  You’ll also meet some of OFES’s wild raptor ambassadors.  Amateurs to...

  • Oct
    12

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 6:30AM–3:00PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb, Sebastian Ventrone, and Anne-Marie...

  • Oct
    14

    Historic Horse Barn Tour

    Monday, 2:30 pm - 4:15 pmAdult Program

    Explore the magnificent Breeding Barn and supporting structures — their past, present, and future. 1¾ hours.   

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    15

    The Art & Science of Herbal Tea with Spoonful Herbals - Autumn Edition

    Tuesday, 4:00–5:30PMAdult Program

    Celebrate and savor the earthy flavors of autumn with Spoonful Herbals and “Afternoon Teatime” at our historic Inn. Local herbalists Katherine Elmer and Kara Buchanan will provide delicious...

  • Oct
    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...

  • Oct
    18

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45–3:45PMAdult Program

    Where does the story of our delicious farmstead Cheddar Cheese begin? Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Visit the dairy, meet the cows that...

  • Nov
    2

    Forest Bathing Day Retreat

    Saturday, 8:30AM–4:00PMAdult Program

    Join this remote day long retreat on the shores of Lake Champlain. With morning and afternoon walks led by your Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guides, you will have the opportunity to...

  • Nov
    16

    Hawks, Owls & Falcons!

    Saturday, Drop-in any time between 10:00AM & 1:00PMFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Hawks, owls, and falcons are all birds found right here on the farm. Come meet some of these live birds of prey in a cozy, indoor setting. Learn about each of their unique characteristics and...