Birdhous is a co-working landscape in Vermont's picturesque Northeast Kingdom. Our 49 acres span forest, field and stream. Here, ecologically minded farmers, chefs, artists and other land-based entrepreneurs are invited to explore their passions. By sharing this land we lessen the financial barriers to entry and provide laboratory space to try, try again. Birdhous is the place to build your brand and explore potential markets before setting off on your own.
Roosting, our residential program, allows budding environmental entrepreneurs to enjoy the independence and realize the demand of operating their own venture without the distraction of overwhelming financial responsibility. In addition to sharing our fields, forests, and streams: we provide housing, business planning, and entrepreneurial advice to launch new, diverse, sustainable farming enterprises in Vermont and beyond. This type of agricultural venture will become more and more relevant as our farmers retire and their agricultural land is turned over to a generation in debt.
Lady Mastermind, Jes Scribner, is the face of Birdhous. She completed her degree in Land-Based Entrepreneurship at Sterling College, the nation's leader in environmental stewardship education. She and her team of Roosters are supported by their business advisor, Stu McGowan, who has over 35 years of experience in profitable socially conscious business and community organizing in Vermont.
As an L3C, a low-profit limited liability company, we rely on the kindness of our community to continue to provide these services to young farmers and agricultural entrepreneurs. The money we make at every stage is funneled back into our Roosting Program to improve our offerings and ensure the future of farming is ethical, sustainable, and delicious. Thank you for your support.
- This campaign will support kitchen upgrades which will allow us to scale up our Pierogi operation and get these frozen dumplings into a freezer near you. Proceeds from our pierogis help to keep this place running and providing affordable land access to young farmers and land-based entrepreneurs.
- These upgrades will directly benefit next season's new "Roosters," providing an inspected and fully licensed kitchen for their blossoming value-added product lines.