Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:08:00 CDT — by: Sustain Sewanee
Carolyn Hoagland has been appointed manager of the university farm, announced Director of Sustainability Integration Marvin Pate.
Hoagland is a soil ecologist with dedication to sustainability principles and student collaboration. She is finishing a Ph.D. in soil and crop science at Colorado State University, where she also completed a master’s degree. She has a B.S. in environmental science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a permaculture design certificate from Oregon State University.
Carolyn's numerous strengths are a perfect match for the next phase of development of the university farm as an integral part of our stewardship and sustainability efforts,” said Pate. We are excited about her ability to bridge cross-disciplinary boundaries and to lead consensus-building efforts as the farm continues to grow and diversify.
Hoagland grew up on a farm and has extensive background as a grower in organic and conventional agro-ecosystems. She lived in Sewanee for 12 years before embarking on her graduate education. While in Sewanee she served as a member of the Sewanee Utility District Conservation Working Group, was a past secretary of the board of directors of the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, and led the visioning process to establish the farm at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School.