• “I loved the time that I spent at Sterling College. Attending Sterling gave me first-hand experience in eating local and learning about local food economies. It was at Sterling where I discovered my intense love for Vermont and my passion for its thriving artisan food economy.”


    Sarah Carson

    2010 B.A., Sustainable Education[lsp10] , is the founder and owner of Queen City Pops, which makes handcrafted frozen chocolate truffle pops in Burlington, Vermont. Her business was a 2015 Martha Stewart American Made Food Finalist.

  • “This small college is one of the most important places in this country. Any institution can announce its ideals; great ones live them out–in the curriculum, on the campus, and in the portfolio.”

    Bill McKibben

    Bill McKibben

    honorary Sterling alumnus, environmental activist, and author of The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and Oil and Honey

  • “Sterling values strong environmental ties to the land. The value of environmental ethics is taught side by side with the courses. It’s really the college’s commitment to climate and social justice issues.”

    Nathan Welleford ’16

    B.A. Outdoor Education, minor in Climate Justice[lsp1]. . Currently works as the Event Coordinator for Kentucky for Kentucky, a company promoting the people and products of the state. He received Sterling College’s Climate Justice Scholarship for glacial research he conducted in Wyoming’s Wind River Range

Put your hands and mind to work as a Sustainable Food Systems major at Sterling College.

The time is now to work towards food security and food justice for all!

The list below includes required and elective courses for this major. Specific requirements can be found on the major checklist. Students are responsible for knowing the requirements for their major.

Title Course ID Credits Start Term Faculty
Introduction to Value Added Food Products AS212 3 Long Block Anna Mays
Economics of Food Systems SS322 3 Long Block Nicole Civita
Human Nutrition NS206 3 Long Block Allison Van Akkeren
Food Policy SS312 3 Long Block Nicole Civita
Landscape, Food, and Culture SS382 3 Long Block Brandon Bless
Security, Sovereignty, and Food Justice SS422 3 Long Block Nicole Civita
Exploring Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems INT275 3 Long Block Nicole Civita, Gwyneth Harris

Meet Our Faculty:

Celebrating another huge #sundaybrunch success in typical brunch crew fashion.. 😁🍾🎉🎈 #cabot #whippedcream #wemadecrepes #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #vermontdairy #sorrynotsorry

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Coming to a #breakfast near you (aka @sterlingcollegevt )- Paul's homemade sourdough English Muffins!!! 🍞🍳🍴 #sourdough #baking #yum #newenglandlife #homemade #paulsweeney #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #diy #thisissterling

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Out with the old in with the.......okay okay we haven't gotten that far yet - but stage one of our #kitchenrenovation is under way here @sterlingcollegevt ! This old walkin is headed to the #sterlinggardens to become our new(ish) #rootcellar ! 🔨🍎🚜 #scvtworks #workinghands #workingminds #thisissterling #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #scvtsustainableagriculture

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Happy Tomato Season from us!! 🍅🍅🍅 Roasted heirloom tomato tart with fresh basil from our garden, and a house-made balsamic reduction. Oh, and LOTS and LOTS of Parmesan, of course!! #dinner #scvtsustainablefoodsystems #thisissterling #garden #freshproduce #farming #harvest2016 #yum #tomatoes #nofilter #prettyfood

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Sterling College is #1 in Nation for Healthy, Fair, and Green College Food System —Vermont’s only college for environmental stewardship top in serving real food— JANUARY 7, 2015 • CRAFTSBURY…

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