Family Farm Project Alumni
Farm School draws on the research of students participating in the Family Farm Project from 1994-1996.
||"Some people ask me, 'You might not ever live in a rural area again after you leave Kenyon. What good does it do you to understand this community or to know anything about farming? You're not going to be a farmer.' My response is that no matter where I am, the idea that I can reach out to a wider community than my own sphere is really important. The way it has enriched my Kenyon experience can also enrich my life."
Courtney Coughlin, Kenyon '95
||"Working on the Family Farm Project has made me rethink where my food comes from and why. It makes a big difference to me when I go the extra mile to stop and buy a tomato right from a farmer's stand along the road. The farmer and I can talk about how it was grown. As I eat it, I can think about all of the natural forces coming together to produce the tomato that nourishes me. In the process, I have gained knowledge about food and, more importantly, I have made a new friend. My sense of community has expanded."|
Alisoun Davis, Kenyon '97