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New Pastoralism & Innovative Entrepreneurship

16 Sterling Drive
Craftsbury Common, VT


Pastoralism prevails! This activated five-day intensive is charged with inspiration to help envision and design a regenerative agricultural enterprise. Guided by modern-day urban shepherdess Brittany Cole Bush, who will facilitate both creative processing and concrete development of entrepreneurship skills, students will explore new ways of developing and doing business with regenerative practices—on the land, with livestock, and with people. This course will incorporate fundamentals of holistic management and leverage Bush’s unique experience as an innovative entrepreneur, whose work uses livestock to bridges the urban and rural divide. It will provide context, demonstrate skills, and instill confidence needed to forge viable new pathways in establishing the vocation or business of your dreams. Students will develop tools and strategies to build a roadmap from concept to reality, actualize creative collaborations, and make ancient arts both relevant and profitable in a rapidly changing modern world. Whether you aim to graze sheep to provide ecosystem services, develop new collaborations with unassuming business partners, or bring new added-value products to market, studying innovative entrepreneurship will help you put your passions into practice.