October 21, 2016

News and Observer Story Highlights Bryan Series, Sustainable Agriculture

An article in the Raleigh News & Observer focuses on best-selling author Michael Pollan’s appearance in the Guilford College Bryan Series and describes Guilford’s work to promote sustainable agriculture.

The Oct. 21 story, “NC colleges lead way in healthy farming,” recounts the critique of industrial farming that Michael offered in his Bryan Series talk and highlights the innovative ways higher education is supporting more sustainable practices.

As the article notes, Michael toured Guilford’s campus farm prior to his speech. The farm produces more than 10,000 pounds of fruit and vegetables each year and last year was named to a list of to a list of the top 30 sustainable college-run farms.

In the spring, Guilford will begin offering a major in sustainable food systems, a development Michael called a “path-breaking move.” Building on the College’s longstanding commitment to stewardship, the new major will challenge students to explore the intersection of food, society and nature.