Shrewsbury Agricultural Education & Arts Foundation, or SAGE for short, is a small non-profit corporation formed in 2013 to encourage traditional and innovative ways of farming organically in Vermont. We believe in sharing information with others committed to sustainability, for the good of our local community, this region, and beyond. SAGE leases 93+ acres in Shrewsbury, Vermont from Red Wing Farm, LLC. On this property we provide housing and infrastructure for Alchemy Gardens, owned and operated by Scott and Lindsay Courcelle, who grow organic vegetables, herbs and medicinal plants. We also operate the Russellville Schoolhouse and Red Wing Farmhouse, where our varied educational workshops and programs take place. We offer a variety of workshops and classes including such topics as: permaculture, pruning and grafting fruit trees, beekeeping, sustainable logging, medicinal plants, raw milk dairying, cheese-making, and animal husbandry. We also collaborate with local organizations including Vermont Farmers Food Center, Four Winds Nature Institute, and the Shrewsbury Mountain School.
SAGE intends to follow Mahatma Gandi’s directive. “Live as if you will die tomorrow. Learn as if you will live forever,” by teaching and inspiring people of all ages about sustainable living. Through teaching new and older generations to be thoughtful stewards of our working landscape, SAGE wants to serve as an active force in the vibrant agriculturally based and environmentally sensitive culture of Shrewsbury, Rutland County, the state of Vermont, New England and Beyond.
Shrewsbury Agricultural Education & Arts Foundation (SAGE) supports and promotes sustainable farming and other arts that nourish community life.