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Swale serenades the Farm Barn courtyard during last week's Community Night. Photo courtesy of Shem Roose.

Mark Your Calendars...
The 38th Annual Harvest Festival will be celebrated on Saturday, September 17

Music, performers, artisans, horse-drawn hayrides, and - of course - delicious farm food will fill the day. Keep checking our calendar as we update with details as the event draws near.

A Special Garden Stroll
Come enjoy an afternoon in the gardens this coming Monday, August 22! Head Gardener Birgit Deeds and Curator of Collections Julie Edwards will share stories of the formal gardens, then and now, and explain how they're working to maintain and honor Lila Webb's vision. Register and find more about this free event here.
Summer Camp for Educators
Summer is without a doubt the most wonderful time for educators' professional learning. We welcomed educators from near and far this summer - from Texas to Quebec and Indiana to Hawaii - each and every one bringing their passion, creativity, and commitment to educating for a sustainable future. Read about what teachers are saying about their experiences, highlights, and what's coming up.

Cheddar Earns Ribbons
Shelburne Farms took home two ribbons from the American Cheese Council Competition for our Two-Year and Smoked Cheddars! These award-winning batches were the only raw milk, farmstead cheddars to place in any of the eight cheddar categories. Of more than 1,800 entries from across North America, 23 Vermont cheesemakers earned ribbons. Congratulations to all!
Farm to Ballet in Photos
Farm to Ballet delighted us with another spirit-lifting performance in front of the Breeding Barn this past weekend. Photographer Brandon Parrish captured the evening beautifully.
Vermont Farm to School Conference
The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, VT FEED, and the Vermont Farm to School Network are hosting a statewide conference to bring together members of the farm to school community for two days of education, networking, and inspiration November 2 & 3 in Fairlee, VT. Learn more here.

In Brief
  • Curator of Collections Julie Edwards writes on Lila Webb's vision of the Farms' Formal Gardens and the current restoration efforts for The Burlington Free Press.
  • Watch the story of Head Gardener Birgit Deeds by WCAX.
  • A big thank you to Kayla's Directory and the State Children's Health Insurance Program for a new adaptive stroller now on the Farm to give every kid the opportunity to explore. Watch the WPTZ segment to see it in action.
  • Look through the latest Inn & Restaurant menus here.
Upcoming Programs & Events
What We're Following
  • Smart snacks, a ban on junk food marketing in schools, and eliminating application processes - find out about the USDA's finalized school nutrition rules. Via Civil Eats.
  • Jeremy Butman thinks on the term "sustainability", its philosophical roots, and proposes alternative language in The New York Times' Opinion Pages.
  • Rep. Welch announces legislation to make summer meals more available to kids in need. Via VT Digger.
  • The Fermentation Revolution Wants You! And Chelsea Green Publishing wants to hear your story. Share your love of fermentation and win a signed copy of Sandor Katz's newly released second edition of Wild Fermentation.

Shelburne Farms is a nonprofit organization educating for a sustainable future. Our campus is a 1,400-acre working farm,

forest, and National Historic Landmark.

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