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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Emily Wade never thought she would get a college degree. The Louisville native had given academia a try, attending Jefferson Community and Technical College for a bunch of credits, University of Louisville for more. An accomplished horsewoman, she was studying equine business, then switched to...
Gwyneth Harris, Sterling College’s Garden Manager joins Emergency to Emergence hosts, Nakasi and Dakota, for a rich conversation on the intricacies and advantages of small scale farming.
We believe in thinking outside the classroom. For Wendell Berry Farming Program graduate Emily Wade '21, this non-traditional approach to higher education enabled her to earn a degree. We are launching Emily's full story on Tuesday but wanted to give you a sneak peek.
This month Sterling College awarded Misha Golfman with the President’s Ecological Thinking and Action Award in recognition of his more than 25 years of leadership as the co-founder of Kroka Expeditions -- along with his wife Lynne -- and through his role as Executive Director....
The Wendell Berry Farming Program of Sterling College is a two-year program, based in Henry County, KY, through which students earn a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems. Through their work, graduates of the program are expected to embody an ethic...
Anna Weber-Loomis, a current student, performs Tell Me A Story, a climate change conversation between a parent and a child.
Check it out: https://artistsandclimatechange.com/2021/09/02/a-climate-advocate-encourages-herself-by-writing-a-childrens-story/
Sweet Rowen Farmstead Founder, Paul Lisai, and Herd Manager, Nathan van Gulden are both Sterling College alumni. Both reflect on their education as providing a holistic approach to sustainable ag and an appreciation for the work they do, day in, day out.