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.


  • Feb
    11 to 12

    The Art of Natural Cheesemaking with David Asher

    Thursday to Friday, 9AM-5PM DailyAdult 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...

  • Feb

    Build a Nest Box!

    Saturday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PMAdult Program

    What do kestrels, bluebirds, and owls have in common? They nest in cozy cavities. Come build a cozy home for Eastern Bluebirds returning from migration.  Materials provided; bring a...

  • Feb

    Owl Prowl

    Monday, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PMAdult Program

    Explore the world of Vermont's winged nocturnal predators on an evening walk. Listen for (and maybe see) some of the species who make the Farm their home. Back indoors, warm up with hot...

  • Mar
    26 to 27

    Carbon Farming with Eric Toensmeier

    Saturday to Sunday, 9AM-5PM each daySpecial Event, Adult Program

    Carbon farming is a suite of agricultural practices and crops that sequester carbon in the soil and in aboveground biomass. Combined with a massive reduction in fossil fuel emissions—and in...

  • Apr
    23 to 24

    Green Mountain Draft Horse Beginner Driving Clinic

    Saturday to Sunday, Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday: 9:30 am - 2:00 pmAdult Program

    In this 2-day, hands-on clinic, you will work with experienced teamsters and their horses. Enjoy the beauty of the breeding barn while getting your hands on the lines of some amazing horses.  On...

  • May
    24 to 26

    Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey

    Tuesday to Thursday, 8 AM Tuesday - 4 pm ThursdayAdult 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
    27 to 29

    Natural History & Birding Weekend

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

    Celebrate the mysteries of spring migration. With birds as your focus, explore the natural history of the landscape: investigate connections between bedrock, soils, plant distribution, animal...

  • Jun
    2 to 4

    Nourish Vermont: Traditional Foods and Health Gathering

    Thursday to Saturday, Thursday, June 2, 9AM-PM PM; Friday, June 3, 8:30 AM-7 PM; Saturday, June 4, 8:30 AM-5 PMSpecial Event, Adult Program

    Come learn the core principles of traditional diets, inspired by the teachings of the Weston A. Price Foundation, and explore how embracing this lifestyle can contribute to one’s health,...

  • Jun
    11 to 12

    Forest to Furniture with the Shelburne Craft School

    Saturday to Sunday, 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 -- then select your piece of wood and...