The School of the New American Farmstead

Professional Certificates to launch your career

Give your passion for food and farming the time and space it deserves. Explore professional opportunities and lifestyle choices that will feed your body, mind, and soul. Learn to replenish the land, relish its bounty, and revive time-tested culinary and agricultural arts–in Vermont’s majestic Northeast Kingdom, Brunnenburg Castle & Agricultural Museum in the Italian Alps, the dairy region of the Upper Loire Valley of France, and Point Reyes, California.

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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Hermit Thrush Scholarship

Hermit Thrush Scholarship Four years, Full pay Tuition + Room & Board Included   Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Vermont couple, the College is pleased to announce the…

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In Memory of Tom Shamrell ‘83

In Memory of Tom Shamrell ‘83 Written by: John Gelwicks, Grassroots Class of 1981 Tom Shamrell ’83 passed away on March 12, 2020. He leaves behind his beautiful wife Edith…

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Sterling College Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Launch EcoGather

Sterling College Receives $1.5 Million Grant to Launch EcoGather This first-of-its-kind, global tool will connect communities focused on ecological thinking and action. CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT,  April 28, 2020—Just as the…

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In Memoriam: Steve Wright

In Memoriam: Steve Wright 1941-2020   The Sterling College community mourns the loss of former president Steve Wright, of Craftsbury, Vermont, who passed away on January 16, 2020. Steve was…

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Hermit Thrush Scholarship

Hermit Thrush Scholarship Four years, Full pay Tuition + Room & Board Included   Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous Vermont couple, the College is pleased to announce the…

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A Taste Of Place: Sourdough Discard Crackers

A Taste Of Place Sourdough Discard Crackers by Chef Liz Chadwick   The kitchen phone rang, followed by a beep, the little green light indicating that the hostess at the…

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Art in the Time of COVID

Art in the Time of COVID Introduction to Fiber Arts with Princess VanGulden   Like everything else this semester, the Introduction to Fiber Arts course was thrown into tumult with…

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