Pollinators, Beekeeping & Products from the Hive

30 May 08:00 - 03 Jun 17:00 30 May 08:00 - 03 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and many other insects, provide essential ecosystem services. Pollinators support the reproduction of over 85 of the world’s flowering...   More info

Mushrooms, Molds, and Mycorrhizae

01 Jun 08:00 - 04 Jun 11:00 01 Jun 08:00 - 04 Jun 11:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Mushroom Mountain’s Tradd Cotter leads an exclusive four-day immersion course that dives into mushroom ecology and basic identification, farm reproduction methods and cultivation...   More info

Small-Scale Dairying

05 Jun 08:00 - 09 Jun 17:00 05 Jun 08:00 - 09 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Running a successful, sustainable, and satisfying farmstead dairy and creamery requires knowledge and skill in the areas of animal husbandry, dairy product manufacturing, and...   More info

Wildcrafting: Food & Beverages from the Natural World

06 Jun 08:00 - 09 Jun 17:00 06 Jun 08:00 - 09 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Create meals that are as unexpected as they are delicious, nutritious, and sustainable. In this five-day course, students will bypass both the grocery store and the farm, heading...   More info

Ecological Orcharding

12 Jun 08:00 - 16 Jun 17:00 12 Jun 08:00 - 16 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Berry and fruit production is of great value to many home gardeners, as well as small-scale and part-time market growers. This five day course presents a whole system-based...   More info

The Art of Natural Cheesemaking

12 Jun 09:00 - 16 Jun 12:00 12 Jun 09:00 - 16 Jun 12:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
From culture propagation to rennet coagulation and on to affinage, this comprehensive and hands on course covers nearly all aspects and styles of farmhouse cheesemaking. Five days...   More info

Ethical Slaughter & Butchery

19 Jun 08:00 - 23 Jun 17:00 19 Jun 08:00 - 23 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
This course explores ways to safely, ethically, and humanely bring our livestock from the field to the table. The sessions combine presentations, dialog, and debate with...   More info

Grazing & Soil Building

26 Jun 08:00 - 30 Jun 17:00 26 Jun 08:00 - 30 Jun 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Livestock, humans, and grasslands have co-evolved for more than 10,000 years. Modern farming techniques can capitalize on this relationship to feed our livestock, heal our...   More info

Bio-Intensive Crop Production Master Class

10 Jul 08:00 - 15 Jul 17:00 10 Jul 08:00 - 15 Jul 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
This five-day intensive class, led by acclaimed Market Gardener Jean-Martin Fortier, covers the key features and elements that make up a successful market gardening operation...   More info

Farmstead Toolmaking

17 Jul 08:00 - 21 Jul 17:00 17 Jul 08:00 - 21 Jul 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Connect to the environment through making. Learn smithing and carving to sustainably build tools that every new American farmstead needs. In this course, students will practice...   More info

Small Batch Brewing featuring a Master Class at Hill Farmstead

24 Jul 08:00 - 04 Aug 17:00 24 Jul 08:00 - 04 Aug 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Vermont is home to over 50 award-winning craft breweries. The Northeast Kingdom is the birthplace of what many consider to be among the best breweries in the world: Hill Farmstead...   More info

Wholesome Pastry

31 Jul 08:00 - 04 Aug 17:00 31 Jul 08:00 - 04 Aug 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Wholesome pastry? Why, yes! Learn to bake savory and sweet pies, tarts, and treats incorporating a healthy dose of whole-grain and fresh milled flours to make more nourishing...   More info

Teamster Skills

06 Aug 08:00 - 11 Aug 17:00 06 Aug 08:00 - 11 Aug 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Developing efficient and affordable power systems to manage any farm or woodlot system requires thoughtful planning and technical skills. The use of draft animals as the...   More info

New Pastoralism & Innovative Entrepreneurship

07 Aug 08:00 - 11 Aug 17:00 07 Aug 08:00 - 11 Aug 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Pastoralism prevails! This activated five-day intensive is charged with inspiration to help envision and design a regenerative agricultural enterprise. Guided by modern-day urban...   More info

The Art of Fermentation

14 Aug 08:00 - 18 Aug 17:00 14 Aug 08:00 - 18 Aug 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
World-renowned fermentation educator and author Sandor Katz leads this hands-on exploration of the production of fermented vegetables, fruits, grains, and beans. Students will...   More info

Harvest Preservation Series

01 Sep 08:00 - 11 Sep 17:00 01 Sep 08:00 - 11 Sep 17:00 - Craftsbury Common Craftsbury Common
Sterling College Sterling College
Spend 2, 4, 6 or 8 days in this harvest preservation intensive, where you will learn all the skills, tips and tricks you need to can fruit, preserve tomatoes, operate a pressure...   More info


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