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.


 

  • Apr
    26

    Vermont Sheep Shearing School

    Saturday, 8:30am- 3pm (or when all the sheep are sheared)Adult Program

    The Vermont Sheep and Goat Association will sponsor two Vermont Sheep Shearing Schools this year. These are beginner and intermediate sheep shearing schools....

  • May
    1 to 4

    Earthtime: Living Practice/ Practice for Living

    Thursday to Sunday, all dayAdult Program

    A retreat focused on creating sacred space for reciprocal communication and relationship with nature and the unseen world. Practices that connect us with the Earth’s rhythms, cycles, and...

  • May
    3

    International Migratory Bird Day

    Saturday, 7am - 1pmFamily Program, Youth Program, Adult Program

    Join us for morning bird walk at 7 am (ages 10+), childrens activities and visits with live birds from OFES (10 am - 1 pm).  Environment for the Americas coordinates the day. Learn more at www....

  • May
    3

    Lenses on the Land

    Saturday, 2:30pm - 10pmAdult Program

    Ignite your passion for making inspiring and unusual photographs. The Inn will be yours to explore and photograph before it opens for the season.  You'll also travel out to photograph...

  • May
    5

    Morning Birdwalk

    Monday, 7 am - 9 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
    9 to 11

    Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

    Friday to Sunday, 11 am Friday - 4 pm SundayAdult Program

    Experience the cheesemaking process from the ground up during this three-day program.  Using The Inn at Shelburne Farms and our dairy barns, pastures, and cheesemaking facility as your classroom...

  • May
    14

    Sun to Cheese Tour

    Wednesday, 1:30-3:30pmAdult Program

    A behind-the-scenes look at dairy farming and cheesemaking! Hear our farmers and cheesemakers explain the process of turning fresh milk into farmhouse cheddar; tour the dairy and taste cheese with...

  • May
    18

    Lake Champlain International: The Inaugural Mayfly Festival: Celebrating Our Waters and the Spring Season

    Sunday, 8:30am - 3:30pmAdult Program

    Join LCI and experts for a day of workshops, expert speakers, field trips, delicious lunch, friends, and fun!  Choose from three different workshops and three field trips to become engaged with...

  • May
    23 to 25

    Bedrock to Birds: Exploring the natural history of the Shelburne landscape at spring migration

    Friday to Sunday, Friday 5 pm - Sunday 1:30 pmAdult Program

    Join us for a weekend adventure as we explore and celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. Using birds as our focus, we'll explore the natural history of the landscape – investigating...

  • May
    24

    Urban Moonshine Herbal Conference

    Saturday, The conference portion of the event will be from 8am - 6pm, with the evening festivities occurring from 6 - 9pm.Adult Program

    Join us for a day of inspired thinking, herbal classes and walks-and an evening of food, drink and celebration.  100% of profits will benefit the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism's...

  • May
    26

    Morning Birdwalk

    Monday, 7 am - 9 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
    31

    Create a Spring Flower Arrangement & Tea Time at the Inn

    Saturday, 1 pm - 3 pmAdult Program

    Learn how to create amazing flower arrangements to welcome spring into your home.  Leave with your own floral masterpiece.   Instructor: Victoria Dilley, Floral Designer for the Inn...

  • Jun
    6 to 8

    Forest to Furniture

    Friday to Sunday, Friday, 2 - 7 pm; Saturday, 9 am - 6:30 pm, Sunday 9 am - 5 pmAdult Program

    Build a rustic table or bench out of a slab of wood from a tree grown on the Farm! Explore the source of your table - the Shelburne Farms forest, select your piece of wood, and craft it into a table...

  • Jun
    12

    Cheese and Culture: A History of Cheese and its Place in Western Civilization

    Thursday, 5 pm - 7 pmAdult Program

    Join Paul Kindstedt for an interactive journey through cheese history along the theme of environmental sustainability. Behind every...

  • Jun
    17 to 18

    UVM Food Systems Summit: The Necessary [r] Evolution for Sustainable Food Systems

    Tuesday to Wednesday, All DayAdult Program

    Proud to be a co-sponsor of the UVM Food Systems Summit, an annual event drawing scholars, practitioners, and food systems leaders to engage in dialogue on the pressing food systems issues facing our...

  • Jul
    21

    The Art of Fermentation – An Evening with Sandor Katz

    Monday, 7-9 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Join us for an evening of bubbly concoctions and an in-depth look into the world of friendly microbes with the fermentation revivalist himself—Sandor Katz! Learn about the healing qualities and...

  • Jul
    22 to 23

    Two-Day Fermentation Intensive Workshop with Sandor Katz

    Tuesday to Wednesday, 9AM-5PM dailySpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn—and enjoy!—the complex techniques and flavors of fermented food and drink with renowned fermentation expert Sandor Katz. Over this two-day intensive, you’ll learn how to...

  • Jul to Aug
    31 to 3

    Earthtime: Living Practice/ Practice for Living

    Thursday to Sunday, all dayAdult Program

    A retreat focused on creating sacred space for reciprocal communication and relationship with nature and the unseen world. Practices that connect us with the Earth’s rhythms, cycles, and...

  • Aug
    25 to 29

    Lake Champlain Watercolor Workshop with the Shelburne Craft School

    Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pmAdult Program

    Join watercolor artist Joel Popadics for five days of painting, learning, and being inspired by the beautiful landscapes of Shelburne Farms. You'll stay on...

  • Oct to Nov
    30 to 2

    Earthtime: Living Practice/ Practice for Living

    Thursday to Sunday, all dayAdult Program

    A retreat focused on creating sacred space for reciprocal communication and relationship with nature and the unseen world. Practices that connect us with the Earth’s rhythms, cycles, and...