Benefit for the University Farm


An Evening of Rustic Elegance will be held at the University Farm on Breakfield Road on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 5 p.m. Enjoy cocktails with special guests Harvey Cotten, co-author of “Easy Gardens for the South,” and representatives of the Sewanee Herbarium, Food Hub, Cumberland Teaching Gardens, Americorps VISTA, and student participation in Farm programs. A few yoga goats are also expected to attend.  

Raffle items featuring photographic, culinary, and decorative arts as well as Farm programs and partnerships will go to the lucky winners, and a few local vendors will be on hand to exhibit their products and discuss their relationship to the University Farm.

Carolyn Hoagland will put her work clothes away for the evening and share plans for a new or renovated University Farm facility and other exciting Farm developments.

A multi-course gourmet meal prepared by Chefs Rick Wright and Caroline Thompson assisted by the new University Culinary Club will be served by St. Andrew’s-Sewanee and University of the South students and staff. 

Proceeds from this event will allow the Friends of the Farm to host workshops, enhance learning opportunities for all ages, and allow greater community participation in Farm programs.

A limited number of tickets at $100 per person will go on sale Aug. 30. For more information about this event or Friends of the Farm, please contact Kathy Solomon <>.