Farming, Past and Present at Wake Forest
This post is a touch self-serving and for that I apologize, though if you read In Pursuit of Greener Pastures by Ed Southern (’94) you will learn quite a bit about the history of farming at Wake Forest. I got to know Natalie Sevin (’04), one of the farmers featured in the piece, when I was a teacher and she a student at a local high school in the late 90s. Her interests in the earth and sustainable farming come as no surprise to me. Reading the piece on the morning that I traded some of my own organically grown squash with a co-worker (she in turn has paid me in basil and pattypan squash) was meaningful – suffice it to say that I am a huge fan of the terrific produce that comes out of our Piedmont soil. You can learn more about our own Campus Garden, where students work the land themselves, on the Campus Garden Facebook page and by visiting our Office of Sustainability homepage. Eat well this summer!