Students workshop with the community as part of a New Perennials project.

Since 2018 New Perennials has been in residence at Middlebury College in Vermont. 

Middlebury hosts New Perennials Director and scholar-in-residence Bill Vitek, a philosopher, educator, and long-time collaborator with Wes Jackson and The Land Institute. 

Middlebury College and the surrounding Champlain Valley of Vermont serve as a classroom, laboratory, seed bank, and community to explore perennial thinking and action. In addition to developing courses, scholarly and curricular materials, the Middlebury Hub features engagement with community partners, crop testing at the College farm, an annual conference, and engagement with departments and programs across campus. Students and perennial practitioners come together to grow and root a network of perennial and diverse thinkers and doers.

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