Shelburne Farms expands the reach of our programs by working in partnership with organizations and agencies locally and around the world. This leverages our impact, advances our understanding of program effectiveness, and builds relationships that cultivate a culture of sustainability.
Educational Partnership Projects
- Farm-Based Education Network
- Vermont Farm to School Network
- University of Vermont
- Vermont FEED
- Forest for Every Classroom
- Burlington School Food Project
- Champlain Basin Education Initiative
- A Park for Every Classroom
- Conservation Study Institute
- Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park
- National Park Service (Northeast Regional Office)
- Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation
- Community Works Institute
- King Street Youth Center
- National Farm to School
- The Sustainability Academy at Lawrence Barnes
- For more of our national and international education partners, visit our Sustainable Schools Project.
On Site Partners
- Beeken Parsons: These furniture-makers collaborate with us on "forest-to-furniture" themed programming, from field trips to adult workshops.
- O-Bread Bakery collaborates with us to offer school field trips, camps, and farm-to-table programs
- Outreach for Earth Stewardship offers wildlife-related programs with us. Its aviaries are located on the Farm.
- Renaissance School Independent elementary school located in the Farm Barn.
- Shelburne Vineyard has a small vineyard at the Farm, and collaborates with us on many of our farm-to-table programs.
Land Stewardship Partners
- American Tree Farm System: They currently certify our sustainable woodlands management plan.
- Heritage Landscapes has developed long-term management plans for some of the property's cultural resources, including the landscape and formal gardens.
- Humane Farm Animal Care: Through HFAC, our dairy is certified humane, a certification that is renewed annually.
- Lake Champlain Land Trust: LCLT holds shoreline easements along Shelburne Farms, and we jointly offer programming on the natural history of Lake Champlain.
- Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont: They certify our Market Garden as organic.
- Preservation Trust of Vermont:
- Vermont Family Forests: We've been members since 1998 and continue to follow their strict sustainable forest management guidelines, although they've discontinued their certification program.
- Vermont Fresh Network: As a member of VFN, we promote locally grown produce in our restaurant, and we collaborate on VFN's farm-to-table programs.
- Vermont Land Trust: