The Sewanee Emeritus group announces its October meeting for Thursday, Oct. 10. Carolyn Hoagland, the manager of the University Farm, will be the guest speaker. You may have seen the large herd of goats in the fields at the farm. They are only one of Carolyn’s projects and responsibilities. She also brings experience as a greenhouse nursery manager, Army Reserve vehicle mechanic, and internet database programmer.
Much of the food grown on the farm now goes to McClurg dining hall. Bee hives are also maintained there, and Carolyn supervises a number of students who are interested in farming. She has a masters’ degree in soil and crop science from Colorado State University, and a permaculture design certificate from Oregon State University. She studies microbial communication in soils, and enjoys robotic development. All are welcome to hear this person of many talents in the Torian Room, duPont Library, Thursday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow her presentation.