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.)

 

Registration will be available soon for our Open House, October 12, 2019

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Sterling College Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky

Vermont College Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky Students to Begin Two-Year Studies at the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College Craftsbury Common, VT • Among an increase of…

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Alumni Spotlight: Scott Grieve ’71

Name: Scott Grieve Graduation Year: 1971, high school graduate of The Sterling School Current Hometown: Excelsior, Minnesota Employment & volunteer work: Chairman of the Board: Wildlife Forever; Board of Advisors,…

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Sterling College President Responds to Climate Emergency

Greta is Coming. An Open Letter to Higher Education Leaders in the United States I’m a college president, and I’m looking at a wave of Greta Thunbergs.  They are building…

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Higher Education Complicit in Climate Emergency

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2019 Contact: Katie Lavin, Director of Media Relations, Sterling College 802.586.7711 x120 • klavin@sterlingcollege.edu   Higher Education Complicit in Climate Emergency   Vermont’s Sterling College…

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    August 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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    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 Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky

Vermont College Grows Program and Farmers in Kentucky Students to Begin Two-Year Studies at the Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College Craftsbury Common, VT • Among an increase of…

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Raw/Cooked/Rotten: A Zine

Raw/Cooked/Rotten A Zine Project from The Anthropology of Food Spring 2019   Introduction by Dr. Tony VanWinkle: faculty in Sustainable Food Systems and Director of the Rian Fried Center for…

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Alumni Spotlight: Scott Grieve ’71

Name: Scott Grieve Graduation Year: 1971, high school graduate of The Sterling School Current Hometown: Excelsior, Minnesota Employment & volunteer work: Chairman of the Board: Wildlife Forever; Board of Advisors,…

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