Programs For Adults

Harvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles programHarvesting young cattail root in our spring Wild Edibles program The 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

    Owl Prowl

    Thursday, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PMAdult 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
    3

    Lenses on the Land by Moonlight

    Saturday, 3:00 PM - 10:00 PMAdult 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,...

  • Mar
    4

    Lambing Clinic

    Sunday, 10 AM - 12 PMAdult Program

    A lambing clinic offered by the Vermont Sheep and Goat Association.  Following the class, there will be a potluck lunch and then a couple of hours in the barn. Instructors: Chet Parsons,...

  • Mar
    7

    Relationships Across Difference: Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard - "Bridging Faiths"

    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; doors open at 6:00 PMAdult Program

    Join moderator Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, for a provocative three-part series exploring relationship across difference. Distinguished guests will discuss difference from diverse...

  • Mar
    10

    Forest Bathing

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PMAdult 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...

  • Mar
    14

    Relationships Across Difference: Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard - "The Human Connection"

    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; doors open at 6:00 PMAdult Program

    Join moderator Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, for a provocative three-part series exploring relationship across difference. Distinguished guests will discuss difference from diverse...

  • Mar
    21

    Relationships Across Difference: Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard - "Nature As Our Guide"

    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM; doors open at 6:00 PMAdult Program

    Join moderator Fran Stoddard, Vermont PBS producer/host, for a provocative three-part series exploring relationship across difference. Distinguished guests will discuss difference from diverse...

  • Apr
    21 to 22

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM &/or 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...

  • May
    5

    Lenses on the Land at the Inn

    Saturday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PMAdult Program

    The Inn and surrounding grounds (before they open to the public for the season) will be our base, with trips into the woods to capture wildflowers and to the barns to see farm animals. From big...

  • May
    6

    Lenses on the Land Introductory Workshop

    Sunday, 8:00 AM - 2:30 PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs! The day will begin with breakfast at the Inn, followed by instruction and exploration of the Inn and the rest of the property (...

  • May
    12

    World Migratory Bird Day with Outreach For Earth Stewardship

    Saturday, 7:00 AM - 12:00 PMFamily Program, Adult Program

    Morning Bird Walk TIME:  7 am  | FEE: Free | ages: 10+ | No registration For birders of all levels. Departs promptly at 7 am from Farm Barn back parking lot.   Visit with Live...

  • May
    18

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • May
    20

    Spring Wildcrafting: Greens & Mushrooms

    Sunday, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PMAdult 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
    22

    Morning Bird Walk

    Tuesday, 7:00 AM - 9:00 AMAdult 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
    22 to 23

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Tuesday to Wednesday, Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM, Wednesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAdult Program

    Throughout the course of the program, you’ll build a rustic table or bench out of a piece of wood from a tree grown on the Farm. Begin your experience by exploring and learning about the source of...

  • May
    24

    Spring Tonic Medicine Making & Herb Walk

    Thursday, 5:00 PM - 7:00 AMAdult 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. This “weed walk”...

  • May
    25

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jun
    1

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jun
    1 to 2

    Nourish Vermont

    Friday to Saturday, TBDSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets and explore how lifestyle and the environment in which you live impacts health.  Presenters:...

  • Jun
    8

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jun
    15

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jun
    22

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jun
    29

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jul
    6

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jul
    13

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jul
    20

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Jul
    27

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Aug
    3

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Aug
    10

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Aug
    17

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Aug
    24

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Aug
    31

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Sep
    7

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Sep
    14

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Sep
    21

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Sep
    28

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Oct
    5

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Oct
    12

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...

  • Oct
    19

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Friday, 1:45 PM - 3:45 PMAdult Program

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! Come join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking.  Visit the...