The past week, I have devoted significant amounts of time to washing the dishes of my fellow community members. Why? Well, it’s one of the many facets of being in our community. Each semester, Sterling students are required to complete one week of either farm or dish chores. It switches each semester. Last semester, I spent a week caring for the animals on our working farm, ensuring that they had food, water, and clean bedding. This week, following each meal, I am in the kitchen, helping to wash the plates, cups, and mugs that have been used in the process of eating our delicious food. While it’s not the most pleasant task on campus, we do it because we know that our labor is needed for this community to function. It’s a labor of love for this unique community that we call home.
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"The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College will prepare a generation of farmers who understand how to build soil and build community—to re-make agriculture from one of the most destructive of human activities to one that is regenerative."
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Lazy, Hazy, Crazy days of Summer 🤩. The Common is where it all happens on Saturdays. Local farmers and craftspeople gather in the Summer sun, around picnic tables and amidst good acoustic tunes from local musicians (everything from aspiring youth fiddlers to seasoned bluegrass old-timers)....
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