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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Sterling College Hosts #HempHack on October 24 & 25

It’s hemp harvest time in Vermont, a new and blossoming industry in this state that has major economic potential for small-acreage growers. Nonetheless, these new hemp farmers are encountering the…

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Alumni Spotlight: Eric Ellison ’11

Name: Eric Ellison Graduation Year: December 2010 (class of 2011) Education: MS Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University; BA Environmental Chemistry (Self-Design), Sterling College. Current Hometown: Louisville, Colorado Employment: Professional Research…

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Experiential Learning & a Sense of Place

On August 26, 43 first-semester students in A Sense of Place: Expedition I departed Craftsbury Common less than 24 hours after arriving on campus, wearing smiles and hiking boots, for…

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Sterling College Hosts Autumn Open House on October 12

Sterling College invites prospective students and their families to visit campus, explore academic offerings and eat lunch during Open House on Saturday, October 12 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Craftsbury…

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Upcoming Events

  • Climate Caucus Public Meeting

    October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    1958 Room

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  • Study Social

    October 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    Dunbar

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  • Healing Through the Seasons

    October 22, 2019 @ 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
    Dunbarn Lounge

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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

    6:1

    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 Hosts #HempHack on October 24 & 25

It’s hemp harvest time in Vermont, a new and blossoming industry in this state that has major economic potential for small-acreage growers. Nonetheless, these new hemp farmers are encountering the…

View more

Alumni Spotlight: Eric Ellison ’11

Name: Eric Ellison Graduation Year: December 2010 (class of 2011) Education: MS Earth and Environmental Sciences, Lehigh University; BA Environmental Chemistry (Self-Design), Sterling College. Current Hometown: Louisville, Colorado Employment: Professional Research…

View more

Experiential Learning & a Sense of Place

On August 26, 43 first-semester students in A Sense of Place: Expedition I departed Craftsbury Common less than 24 hours after arriving on campus, wearing smiles and hiking boots, for…

View more