Saturday, February 9, 2008

Warren-Wilson College

Slow Food and Agriculture For the Next Century

I was pleasantly suprised by the campus at Warren-Wilson- nestled deep in the hills to the east of Asheville, NC, Warren-Wilson is a gem of a school, with excellent student/teacher ratios, just right for immersing the student in the environment.
What one will notice about the agriculture end of the cirriculum is that the students are very hands on their work- learning by example. The greenhouses and fields beyond are a welcome respite to many of today's larger campuses simply because this campus is out of sight and hearing of large roads. the whole area is very laid back and most of the neighors have already refused to sell their land to developers- they understand the value of the earth, rather than seeing money as the big pay off.
"What kind of College has no football, no fraternities, no sororities and believes that one person can change the world?" There's information here on all their programs, even the Swannanoa Gathering, and the Swannanoa School for the Culinary Arts.
Honestly, if I knew then what I know now when I went to College in the 70's, I would have chosen Warren-Wilson.

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