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.  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 operate the Russellville Schoolhouse where some of our our varied arts programming and educational workshops and programs take place.  We follow the principles of Holistic Management, and are governed by a Board of Directors, all Shrewsbury neighbors and/or farmers.  We also offer programs in coordination with Alchemy Gardens, the Shrewsbury Mountain School, and other educational garden sites, and digitally through our SAGE YouTube page and Root Words Podcast.

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.