Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Sustainable Agriculture at Sterling College

The Sterling College Sustainable Agriculture Semester immerses students in the daily rhythms and realities of small scale farming. The Sustainable Agriculture Semester is an 8 - 11 credit integrated program of work and study exploring ecological management of plants, animals, and land. Classroom instruction, hands-on training, and work on the farm are combined to teach sustainable practices and to foster discussion about agricultural issues. Our farm includes certified organic vegetable gardens, a small greenhouse, a movable hoophouse, a small orchard, solar and wind powered barns, and a variety of livestock including sheep, goats, pigs, cattle, poultry, and draft horses. We implement a mixed-power model, using both tractors and draft animals in our gardens, pastures, and forests.  

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