Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 78.28
Liaison Katie Lavin
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2017
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Sterling College (VT)
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Nicole Civita
Assistant Director
Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:

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Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:

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A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

Integrated Farming Practicum I & II
Mushrooms, Modls, & Mycorrhizae
Fields, Forests, & Bird Habitats
Foraging & Wildcrafting
Food Writing From the Farm
Literally Hemp Bound
Organic Beekeeping: Getting Started
Introduction to Dairy Craft
Artisan Bread Making
Beyond Invasive Species
Pollinator Conservation
Farming with Beneficial Insects
Holistic Orcharding
Butchery & Charcuterie
Regenerative Agriculture
Small Batch Brewing
Growing Hops
The Art of Fermentation
Harvest Preservation
Fundamentals of Artisan Cheese
Working Horses, Working Landscapes


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.

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Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:

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In the summer of 2016, the School of the New American Farmstead launched a certification in value-added sustainable food, which was 6 SNAF courses of the student's choice about food.

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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.

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