Green House

  Farm Fellowship

7th Seed

CONNECT. CARE. CHANGE.

Come  experience the change that comes when you:

  • connect in a real way with God, others, and creation. 

  • care for others’ needs as we care for and nurture the land.  

  • engage with big questions—seeking to understand how to care for big issues like hunger, racism, and the climate through a Biblical lens.

Leave with a more rooted faith:  inspired and equipped to bring change to our world through following Christ’s peacemaking way.

Want to bring meaning and purpose to your life?

7th Seed's Farm Fellows Program offers young adults (18+)  a space to establish a deeply rooted faith and explore what it means to follow Jesus in our time & place.  We offer Spring, Summer, and Fall terms  focused in the following areas:

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FARMING & FOOD SYSTEMS

"Tending and Keeping" (Gen. 2.25)

While learning how to care for animals and grow  food for ourselves and our neighbors, students will continually ask the question, “How can we make this place thrive for a long time?” Drawing upon the principles of sustainable farming, students will seek better, humbler ways of carrying out humanity's original vocation of “tending and keeping” (Gen 2:25).  We will also examine broader social issues connected to food systems, hunger, and health in light of Jesus’ teachings.

FOREST MANAGEMENT & CARPENTRY

Biblical Relationship to the Earth

Managing our 200+ acres of forest in a way that it can thrive for generations,  we harvest our wood for heat and building projects from our own land.  The four seasons in the Vermont woods provide a variety of meaningful work from managing wildlife habitat to tapping our trees for making maple syrup.   Students will learn basic forestry and carpentry skills while examining our relationship to the earth and community  through a Biblical lens.

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FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY & BIBLICAL STUDY

Bring Intention

In this time of constant input and data, our program offers time away to ask big questions.  Within the rhythms of community prayer and work, we dig deep into the truths of Scripture and discern how to follow Jesus in our time and place.  Students gather for regular times of worship and guided conversations on topics of Christian community, discipleship, and Biblical justice.

WILDERNESS EXPLORATION

Challenge and Restoration

Alongside learning and work, we also explore and enjoy the mountains, rivers, and lakes right in our neighborhood.  Students will join experienced staff in cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, canoeing, hiking, and multi-day backpacking trips.  We believe that wilderness provides not only exercise, challenge, and recreation, but also a needed space away from distraction for reflection, prayer, and spiritual growth.

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ACTION PROJECTS

Create Your Own Path

Once our students have gained hands-on experience and explored big questions, they will have the opportunity to pick an area of focus to create an action project.  Students work closely with a staff or community mentor to put their ideas in motion.  For example they could:

  • create a farm or forest-based product (exploring the market and creating a plan considering a triple bottom line: impact on people, planet, and purse). 

  • plan a community-building event like an open mic night on our hill.

  • take action to explore and reduce the roots of hunger in rural Vermont or in Burlington (city about 35 minutes from us).

  • create an art installation or music performance or recording.