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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Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

Apples, Apples, Everywhere! A Pomological & Varietal Inventory of theApples of Sterling College     Fall semester 2019 Sterling College students enrolled in the Fall 2019 segment of SS382-Landscape Food…

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Fertile Fields for Professional Education

Fertile Fields for Professional Education Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead Launches Professional Certificate Programs   Winter 2019/2020 Spring 2020 marks an exciting turning point for The School…

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Moxie Mehegan Named Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Moxie Mehegan Named Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Sterling College is pleased to announce that Moxie Mehegan, of Craftsbury Common, has accepted the role of Dean of Admission &…

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Sterling College to Hold Winter Open House on Saturday, February 8

Sterling College to Hold Winter Open House on February 8 Sterling College, Vermont’s cornerstone institution addressing the climate emergency, is offering an opportunity for prospective students and their families to…

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Apples, Apples, Everywhere!

Apples, Apples, Everywhere! A Pomological & Varietal Inventory of theApples of Sterling College     Fall semester 2019 Sterling College students enrolled in the Fall 2019 segment of SS382-Landscape Food…

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Fertile Fields for Professional Education

Fertile Fields for Professional Education Sterling College’s School of the New American Farmstead Launches Professional Certificate Programs   Winter 2019/2020 Spring 2020 marks an exciting turning point for The School…

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Moxie Mehegan Named Dean of Admission & Financial Aid

Moxie Mehegan Named Dean of Admission & Financial Aid Sterling College is pleased to announce that Moxie Mehegan, of Craftsbury Common, has accepted the role of Dean of Admission &…

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