Sugaring season

Sugaring season

Dana Bishop checks on the hot syrup in the evaporator at Shelburne Farms on Monday morning. It was the first day of boiling this sugar season.

UN recognizes Shelburne Farms for sustainability education

By MADELINE HUGHES Staff Reporter Shelburne Farms has had the Cultivating Pathways to Sustainability program for three years, helping students from grades K-12 learn about sustainability. Now, Shelburne Farms has been recognized by the United Nations as a “Flagship Project” for its contributions to quality education. Vermont students and educators are invited every September to… Read More »

Never know who-o-o you’ll meet in the woods

Never know who-o-o you’ll meet in the woods

Craig Newman looks after injured birds at the Shelburne Farms aviary. He visited last week with Shelburne Community School students. The group spent time in Church Woods at the farm with Shelburne Poet Laureate and mentor Rick Bessette and school literary coordinator Jensa Bushy for a writing exercise.

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

Town poet remembers the cottonwoods

By RICK BESSETTE I enjoyed the article “Changing Shelburne Farms’ landscape” and photos in the Dec. 27, 2018 issue of the Shelburne News. Though saddened by the loss of these “Silent Giants,” I understand that safety became an important issue. I was raised on Shelburne Farms and grew up knowing Poplar Drive. As a young… Read More »

Lessons for all: Learn how to give back and be civically engaged

Lessons for all: Learn how to give back and be civically engaged

The Renaissance Elementary School at Shelburne Farms values civic and community engagement through service and project-based learning. Teachers model this in their classroom in daily lessons and on field trip experiences for the children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Students in the fourth and fifth grades, under the guidance of Assistant School Director Danielle Harris… Read More »

A few tips from the greener Grinch

A few tips from the greener Grinch

By Laurie Caswell Burke The holiday music has arrived. A blown-up Santa and a fully decorated holiday tree have been spotted on a shopping mall green. Parking lots are filling up as people fill baskets with bundles of gift items for the holidays. At the same time, Iceland had a major ice cap break off,… Read More »

Special guests reveal a history to remember

Special guests reveal a history to remember

By Roslyn Graham The Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms was filled with music and a smiling, happy, singing-along crowd who shared lots of memories as Shelburne Historical Society hosted its first-ever Community Celebration: a celebration of history, past, present and future. The crowds that filled the Coach Barn’s historic halls and spilled over to tables… Read More »