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.


  • Nov

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...