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Continuing Education – Summer 2016

The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College offers continuing education courses for agrarians, culinarians, entrepreneurs, and lifelong learners.  We provide a variety of workshops, classes, and certifications that will inspire you, equip you with marketable skills, and provide you with new perspectives on integrated, community-centered farming and food production.

 

Our hands-on courses will require you to roll up your sleeves and dig in or get cooking. The School of the New American Farmstead’s experiential approach will engage all of your senses and impart techniques perfected by some of the world’s most skilled ecological farmers and craft-food producers. Our instructors pair their singular expertise with enthusiastic and effective teaching.  In small classes, you will work one-on-one with sustainable agriculture pioneers and reverent food artisans, who will also share illuminating history, fundamental theory, and practical information. On Sterling’s Farm and in its teaching kitchen, you will have ample opportunity to put your new knowledge into practice. Visits with the stewards of Vermont’s working landscape and the visionary leaders of its vibrant food movement will complete the immersive experience.

Give your passion for food and farming the time and space it deserves. Explore a lifestyle or career that feeds your body, mind, and soul. Learn to replenish the land, relish its bounty, and revive time-tested rural arts.

Sterling College is waiting for you.

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Click here to download a full overview of our Summer 2016 curriculum.  If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Lucy Hankinson, at 802-586-7711 x100, or email her at lhankinson@sterlingcollege.edu.

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CGP final logo_LARGE COLORPartnership & Support from Chelsea Green Publishing

The School of the New American Farmstead programming is generously supported by Chelsea Green Publishing, the preeminent publisher of books on the politics and practice of sustainable living. Chelsea Green, an independent publishing company, works with authors who bring in-depth, practical knowledge to life. Their titles provide readers with accessible and implementable knowledge about subjects at the heart of the Sterling College curriculum: organic farming and gardening, permaculture, ecology, the environment, simple living, food, green building, sustainable business and economics, among others.    Many of the School of the New American Farmstead’s esteemed instructors are authors of widely read Chelsea Green titles.

School of the New American Farmstead - 2016 Courses

Title Course ID Credits Faculty
Artisan Bread Making CE304 3 Richard Miscovich
Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese with the Cellars at Jasper Hill AS340 4 Ivan Larcher
The Art of Fermentation CE307 3 Sandor Katz
Butchery & Charcuterie CE305 3 Pete Coleman
Food Writing from the Farm CE301 3 Clark Wolf
Foraging & Wildcrafting CE302 3 Pascal Baudar
Intro to Dairy Craft CE302 3 David Asher
Harvest Preservation: Canning, Drying, Pickling, & Salt Curing CE308 3 Andrea Chesman
Small Batch Brewing CE306 3 Anders Kissmeyer & Jan Paul
Working Horses, Working Landscapes INT270 3 Rick Thomas
Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae: The Cultivation & Permaculture of Funghi INT240 1/3 Tradd Cotter
Holistic Orcharding INT240 1/3 Michael Phillips
Beyond Invasive Species INT240 1/3 Tao Orion
Fields, Forests & Bird Habitat INT240 1/3 Steve Hagenbuch
Farmscaping for Pollinators & Predatory Insects INT240 1/3 Jarod Fowler
Integrated Farming Practicum I & II INT245 10 Gwyneth Harris
Regenerative Agriculture INT473, CE473 3 Darren J. Doherty

 

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Click here to download a full overview of our Summer 2016 curriculum.  If you have any questions, or need further information, please contact Lucy Hankison, at 802-586-7711 x100, or email her at lhankinson@sterlingcollege.edu.