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.


 

  • May to Oct
    12 to 21

    Every Day at the Farm

    Saturday to Sunday, times varyFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Events and opportunities to explore the Farm are happening every day, including: Property Tours Farmyard  Trails...

  • Sep
    18

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    20

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    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
    22

    Forest Bathing

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

    Truly experience the energy of the fall by connecting to nature. Slowly walk and pause amongst the trees, plants and listen to the birds. Give yourself this time to unplug, slow down and de-stress....

  • Sep
    25

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    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...

  • Sep
    29

    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...

  • Oct
    2

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    3

    Collaborative Dinner with Chef Evan Mallet & Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy

    Wednesday, 6:00PM reception; 7:00PM dinner serviceAdult Program

    Join us for a collaborative dinner between Inn Executive Chef Jim McCarthy and Evan Mallett, Executive Chef/Owner Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, NH and author of Black Trumpet: A Chef'...

  • Oct
    4

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    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
    7

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Sunday, 2:30–4:00 PMSpecial 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
    9

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    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
    13

    Lenses on the Land: Advanced

    Saturday, 6:30AM–6:15PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you...

  • Oct
    14

    Lenses on the Land: Beginner

    Sunday, 6:30AM–6:15PMAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring photos! The farm offers a wide variety of spectacular subjects to create equally spectacular photos.  Marshall Webb and Sebastian Ventrone will guide you...

  • Oct
    16

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Tuesday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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

    House & Formal Gardens Tour at the Inn

    Thursday, 2:30 PM - 4:00 PMSpecial 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
    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...

  • Nov
    10

    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...

  • Nov
    28

    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...