The core curriculum consists of six global areas of study,
which include a mandatory number of Essential Education hours
and Independent Study Projects driven by student interest.
Areas of study:
Animal Husbandry (AH)
Fiber & Textile (FT)
Fine Arts (FA)
Gardening & Crops (GC)
Marketing & Accounting (MA)
Silviculture/Forestry Management (SI)
Essential Education includes participation in the daily maintenance
of the farm involving working up firewood, animal care and
barn chores, garden care and household responsibilities.
Positive Practice is the mandatory practicing and refining
of skills learned in the previous class(es) (i.e., homework).
Independent Study is the opportunity to further explore areas
of interest as determined by a collaborative effort between
instructor and student. Each independent study will produce
a project record to evaluate student progress.
Advanced Course Offerings is the opportunity after the completion
of the sustainable living program curriculum to further refine skills by teaching
and leading projects for current students. Available to one
student per global area per year.