The School of the New American Farmstead

Short Courses that Last a Lifetime

Whether you are interested in fermentation, mushroom cultivation, entrepreneurship, biointegrated farm design, cheesemaking, craft beverages, or traditional crafts for a regenerative future, the School of the New American Farmstead offers unparalleled experiential education opportunities set in the natural beauty of the Northeast Kingdom— a destination for families and individuals in search of a region that specializes in food, farming, and fitness.

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In a world where colleges, like big box stores, look increasingly alike, Sterling is unlike any other school in the nation. Which is why you need to visit.  Breathe the fresh, mountain air on our rural Vermont campus. Watch our draft horses at work and tour our woodlands, greenhouses, classrooms, and studios. Relish a farm-to-table lunch with Sterling faculty and students.

See for yourself that it’s possible to learn in a place where you can live your values. Schedule a visit now. (And wear your work boots.)

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A Culture Encased: Landscape, Food & Culture

We are grateful for Rachel Hampton’s permission to publish her essay from the Landscape, Food, & Culture course with Dr. Leah Bayens from Fall Semester 2019.  Rachel is a student…

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Sunsoil Provides Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture Students at Sterling

Sunsoil Provides Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture Students at Sterling College  February 3, 2020 • Craftsbury Common, VT • Pioneering Vermont CBD company Sunsoil is committed to investing in Vermonters looking…

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President Matthew Derr Elected as Commissioner to New England Commission of Higher Education

Sterling College President Matthew Derr Elected as Commissioner to New England Commission of Higher Education Sterling College President Matthew Derr has been elected as a commissioner to New England Commission…

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Five Questions for Faculty: Josh Bossin

Five Questions for Faculty: JOSH BOSSIN   Josh Bossin is Faculty of Outdoor Education. Originally from Massachusetts, Josh graduated with his undergraduate degree in Outdoor Education from Johnson State College….

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  • Andy Webster '06 of The Walden Project New York

    February 18, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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  • Sterling Alumni

    90%

    meeting career goals

    Sterling provides the education and experience that prepares our graduates to lead productive lives as environmental stewards. Read More

  • Faculty:Student

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    Ratio

    You will not be a number at Sterling college. Read More

  • Campus Kitchen

    No. 1

    in the Nation

    Nationwide initiative named Sterling College as having the nation’s top local, sustainable, humane, and fair-trade collegiate food system. Read More

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Sterling College Featured on VPR’s Brave Little State

“Low enrollment and financial troubles have caused a slew of Vermont’s small, independent colleges to shut their doors.” Amy Noyes of Vermont Public Radio took a hard look at several Vermont…

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A Culture Encased: Landscape, Food & Culture

We are grateful for Rachel Hampton’s permission to publish her essay from the Landscape, Food, & Culture course with Dr. Leah Bayens from Fall Semester 2019.  Rachel is a student…

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Sunsoil Provides Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture Students at Sterling

Sunsoil Provides Scholarships for Sustainable Agriculture Students at Sterling College  February 3, 2020 • Craftsbury Common, VT • Pioneering Vermont CBD company Sunsoil is committed to investing in Vermonters looking…

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