Russellville School House
The Shrewsbury Institute for Agricultural Education, 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 currently lease a 92-acre farm that is home to two organic farming operations — Macora Farm, which produces raw milk, meat, eggs and wool; and Alchemy Gardens, which produces vegetables and herbs. We also offer workshops and classes on permaculture, pruning and grafting fruit trees, beekeeping, sustainable logging, medicinal plants, raw milk dairying, cheese-making, and animal husbandry, on site and in the re-purposed 1860’s Russellville Schoolhouse. We also collaborate with local organizations including Vermont Farmers Food Center, Four Winds Nature Institute, and the Shrewsbury Mountain School.