Food & Farm

Rural Farm Revival

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The University of the South is building a partnership between the University Farm and the surrounding community. Although many residences have large yards, our area is plagued with significant food insecurity, 50% childhood obesity rates, and rural food deserts. In our community many people are surprisingly disconnected from their agricultural roots, despite the fact that one of the counties in our program is the site of significant commodity agriculture. Our towns are hollowed out by the global economy, our gardens often lie fallow. 

 

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Congratulating the Sustainability Undergraduate Fellows

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Early this semester, juniors and seniors from all majors applied to become Sustainability Undergraduate Fellows, who along with the Sustainability Post-Baccalaureate Fellows make up Sewanee’s Green Corps. We want take a moment to recognize the work they are doing.

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Work Study students tackle garden maintenance

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Scott Summers C'16  and Gabrielle Fignar C'17 work on garden maintenance after several weeks of rain in the Spring of 2015.  Summers and Fignar have been working and volunteering at the farm for several years and now help newer students with familiar processes and tasks.  

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