Students working with seedlings in a greenhouse
Young woman petting a cow in a barn
Group of students working in a field
Group of students working in a garden

Work side-by-side with farm educators, gaining experience and the satisfaction that comes from this unique combination of labor and learning.

If you’ve ever dreamed of growing your own food, there’s no better place to learn than on Putney’s working farm with vegetable gardens, a dairy herd, a small animal barn, and a managed forest woodlot. In addition to getting your hands dirty with the professional farm  crew, you will:

  • Visit small- and large-scale farms and meet a number of local farmers.
  • Learn about sustainable farm practices and the future of small-scale agriculture.
  • Get a full introduction to dairy farming, completing early morning chores and exploring Vermont cheeses by visiting a local artisan sheep cheese maker and tour a nearby cheese factory.

Ready to plan your perfect summer at Putney?

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