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.

Visit Sterling

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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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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Poison-Free Food & Farming Tour

Poison-Free Food & Farming with Dr. Vandana Shiva Sponsored by the School of the New American Farmstead   Acclaimed scientist and author Dr. Vandana Shiva presented an international pledge for…

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Alumni Spotlight: Bob Houston ’81

Name: Bob Houston Graduation Year: 1981 Degree: Certificate of completion “The Grassroots Project” Current Hometown: Yarmouth, Maine Employment: Senior Wildlife Biologist/GIS Specialist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Gulf of Maine Coastal Program, Falmouth,…

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Upcoming Events

  • Summer Session I

    May 28, 2019 - June 28, 2019 @ 

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  • Public Talk: The Art of Fermentation with Sandor Katz

    June 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
    1958 Room, Simpson Hall

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  • Sterling Alumni

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    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

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    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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Alumni Spotlight: Darby Weaver ’10

Name: Darby Weaver Graduation Year: 2010 Degree: Sustainable Agriculture Current Hometown: Wolcott, Vermont Employment: Life Arises Farm, High Mowing Organic Seeds, Vermont Compost Company Can you tell us about your current…

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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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