Of cows and kids

Of cows and kids

Above, Michael Zakaras and his daughter Mia, 2, practice their cow whispering skills with a calf. Below, kids enjoy a wagon ride during Shelburne Farms’ Dairy Day on May 5.

Stepping out

Stepping out

The Green Mountain Draft Horse Association held a driving clinic at Shelburne Farms on Easter weekend. Participants learned about safety, harnessing, ground driving and driving both a single horse and team of draft horses.

Business talk gets town’s attention

Business talk gets town’s attention

LISA SCAGLIOTTI Correspondent With a chance to brainstorm ideas and jump start business activity in Shelburne, a couple dozen people sipped wine and swapped ideas Monday night at Shelburne Vineyard. By Tuesday, their discussion had the attention of the Shelburne Selectboard. Selectboard Chair Jerry Storey and member Mary Kehoe attended the gathering at the vineyard… Read More »

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 »