A photo of Shelburne Farms taken by Marshall Webb

They say it takes a village— but in the case of Shelburne Farms, it takes a family.   

For more than 100 years, the Webb family has overseen a remarkable property in Shelburne, Vermont, known as Shelburne Farms. The property was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and sits on the shores of Lake Champlain. Through thick and thin, the Webb family has committed itself to protecting and preserving this 1,400-acre working farm, which now serves as an education nonprofit.

So, it is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Marshall Webb. Marshall was an Honorary Board Member of Shelburne Farms. He was the brother of Alec Webb and brother-in-law of Megan Camp, both of whom serve on the Olmsted 200 Honorary Committee.

According to shelburnefarms.org, Marshall began helping his father on the farm at the age of three. Over the years, he held many positions from field hand to milker and Special Projects Coordinator. He also helped foster Shelburne Farms’ many programs “to inspire and cultivate learning for a sustainable future.”  

Marshall enjoyed photography, and he beautifully illustrated our Spotlight on Shelburne Farms earlier this year. One of his photos can be seen above.

We are all the beneficiaries of the Webbs’ vision, commitment, and hard work.