Our Partnerships

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

Education Partners

  • 4-H As part of this federal USDA Program, we host and support a 4-H Club at the Farm, ”Shelburne Explorers,” for ages 8-17.
  • Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation We are proud to partner with CELF on their Clinton Global Initiative Project to integrate Education for Sustainability and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) into New York City Schools.  
  • Community Works Institute We partner with CWI to offer an annual summer institute for educators on service-learning and education for sustainability.
  • I.D.E.A. We work with I.D.E.A locally and nationally supporting and networking educators, students, and communities to advance meaningful learning and build a more just and sustainable democracy.
  • King Street Youth Center We have partnered with King Street for nearly 20 years to offer farm and nature programming to underserved children in Burlington, VT.
  • National Farm to School Vermont FEED, one of our partnership organizations, is the Northeast Regional Lead for Vermont 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.

Stewardship Partners