Summer Programs at Sterling College


There is no better time than summer to learn something new, gain continuing education credits or credits toward your degree, and experience an exciting new landscape—and no better place to do it than at Sterling College.

Sterling College summer programs are inspired by the artisans and landscape of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and by our philosophy of a liberal arts education through the lens of ecology. Our two-week and four-week short courses offer unparalleled opportunities in ecology, outdoor education, sustainable agriculture, environmental humanities, and sustainable food systems. These hands-on classes and field studies allow students to gain inspiration, skills, and new perspectives.

The programs for Summer 2014 include artisan cheese making; flat-water canoeing; a place-based writing workshop; art and activism; artisan meat curing; draft horse management; a wilderness field program in the American Southwest; backcountry rock climbing; and more.

Students will be taught by Sterling College faculty; guest lecturers Sandor Katz, John Elder, and Ivan Larcher; and practitioners and artists from the Cellars at Jasper Hill, the Center for an Agricultural Economy, among others.

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