Dig deep into regenerative agriculture
The University Farm is part of the Sewanee experience from beginning to end for many students. It starts as a visit during the Finding Your Place (FYP) first-year student program, remains integrated in curriculum through labs, research, social events, and serves as a support system for senior capstone and independent research projects. Through its collaboration with the AmeriCorps VISTA program, it support students outreach to reduce hunger in the surrounding counties.
Ten work-study students are active during the academic year. Two to three interns work on summer projects. About 1,500 students volunteer or visit the farm each semester and collectively, volunteers average 15 participation hours per week. Sewanee organizations and student clubs partner with the farm for work days and events.
We use crop and animal rotations, solar heated greenhouses and compost operations to restore our land, feed our bodies and build our community.