Landscape and pollinator regeneration workshops offered at Sterling

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Landscape and pollinator regeneration workshops offered at Sterling’s School of the New American Farmstead

Short hands-on courses are open to all levels of experience.

CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VT – March 22, 2022 – Sterling College’s New American Farm School is creating opportunities for lifelong learners to experience the natural world. This summer, they’re offering two intensive workshops that will help farmers, gardeners, or even people with small backyards make their spaces more biodiverse, vibrant, and resilient. If you’re looking for ways to positively impact the climate and environment where you are, these thought-provoking courses will inspire meaningful action.

Pollinators and Beneficial Insects Intensive

Delve into the hidden world of insects that keep our natural systems, farms and gardens running smoothly. A combination of classroom, laboratory and field work experiences will allow participants to fully engage with “The Little Things That Run the World”. The workshop explains how to keep native bees and honey bees, and how to appreciate and understand flies and pollinating wasps. (June 4 – 6, 2022)

From lawns to grasslands and other approaches to regenerating landscapes

Learn how to design unique landscapes and garden spaces that boost the health of the environment immediately around you. By the end of the workshop, participants will be ready to transform any garden into something more beautiful and vibrant while providing habitat and rejuvenating the planet. (July 22 – 24, 2022)

Each of these 3-day workshops is open to the public. Classes are all held on the Sterling College campus in Craftsbury Common, VT. A limited number of on-campus accommodations are available. Full tuition funding is available to support a Veteran’s attendance at these workshops. For more information send an e-mail [email protected]

For more information on this course and other continuing education offerings from Sterling, visit https://www.ce.sterlingcollege.edu/

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About New American Farm School:
The School of the New American Farmstead at Sterling College offers courses in agroecological agriculture and artisanal food production that teach learners to maintain healthy working landscapes, nurture communities, and support food sovereignty.

ABOUT STERLING COLLEGE:
Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College advances ecological thought and action through affordable experiential learning, preparing capable, competent, and responsible leaders to meet the ecological crises caused by rapid growth and unlimited consumption that threaten the future of the planet. Sterling College is home to the School of the New American Farmstead, the Wendell Berry Farming Program, and EcoGather; is accredited by the New England Higher Education Commission; and is one of nine colleges and universities recognized by the United States Department of Education as a “Work College”. Sterling acknowledges that the land on which it gathers is the traditional, unceded territory of the Abenaki people at its Vermont campus, and of the Shawnee, Osage, and Eastern Band of Cherokee at its Kentucky campus. For more information visit: www.sterlingcollege.edu

MEDIA CONTACT:
Fortune Nakasi
Director of Continuing Education Services
Sterling College
802-586-7711 x147
[email protected]

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