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

    Catch the Wind: Where Renewable Energy and Bat Conservation Meet

    Tuesday, 6:30-8PMAdult Program

    Wind energy is clean, renewable, and has become increasingly affordable in recent years. But since the emergence of White Nose Syndrome –a deadly disease that has devastated the North American bat...

  • Apr

    The Spark of Creativity: Conversation Series with Fran Stoddard - "Fostering Creativity"

    Wednesday, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMAdult Program

    Where do ideas come from? How do you pursue them? How do you keep creativity alive throughout your life? Who in your life encouraged you along the way? Join moderator Fran Stoddard, former...

  • Apr
    22 to 23

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM and/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

    Lenses on the Land at the Inn

    Saturday, 5:00 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

    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

    May 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
    12 to 14

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

    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. Get ready to ...

  • May

    International Migratory Bird Day - Helping Birds Along The Way

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

    A morning bird walk for birders of all levels starts at 7:00 AM (for ages 10 and up). The day continues with visits from Outreach for Earth Stewardship's live bird abassadors...

  • May

    Sun to Cheese Tour

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

    Where does the story begin with our delicious Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese? Come and find out! You'll take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the art and science of cheesemaking. Watch our...

  • May

    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

    Farm to Medicine Cabinet Plant Walk - with Guido Masé & Katherine Elmer

    Saturday, 10:00 AM-`12:00 PMAdult Program

    Our farm landscapes are not only capable of producing nourishing foods, but powerful plant-based medicines from weeds, cover crops, ornamental gardens, forests, and backyards, too!  This “...

  • Jun

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering- Save the Date!

    Saturday, 9AM-5PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Presenters include:  Dr. Jack Kruse, Ruben Salinas, Eileen McKusick and Chris Masterjohn. More information coming in Spring 2017!

  • Jun
    10 to 11

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday 9 AM - 6:30 PM, Sunday 9 AM - 5 PMAdult Program

    Shelburne Farms is home to 400 acres of northern hardwood stands and softwood plantations of pine and spruce. Throughout the year, we cultivate our community knowledge of environmental forestry,...

  • Jun

    June Morning Bird Walk

    Friday, 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...

  • Jun
    20 to 21

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Tuesday to Wednesday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM both daysAdult Program

    Come and discover the secrets of traditional cheesemaking practices with organic farmer, farmstead cheesemaker, and author of The Art of Natural Cheesemaking, David Asher. David practices a true...