Rachel Bennett

Position: 
Raw Food Cuisine Specialist

Graduation Date: 12/10/2010
Degree Received: Agroecology & Sustainable Agriculture (BS)

Since graduation:

Directly after university I spent nearly two years living off-grid in the western North Carolina forests which taught me greater resiliency.  I have spent the last 3 years in Durango, Colorado where I became a Produce Manager at the local grocery cooperative, but now serve on the Board of Directors.  Most recently I work in a non-profit development collaborating with indigenous cultures from northwest Colombia and the southwest United States toward ecologically restorative processes. Currently working with Turtle Lake Refuge in 'raw food' cuisine and wildcrafting edibles.  I am also directing a regional seed library that serves youth and local growers through workshops on soil health and seed saving to protect our bio-diveristy.

How SD degree prepared me for life after college:

My degree provided a strong foundation in comprehending sustainable, living systems that work with the natural rhythms of our environment.  I learned practical skills in agricultural viability and lifestyle awareness, which have been expanded upon through life experience.

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My degree provided a strong foundation in comprehending sustainable, living systems that work with the natural rhythms of our environment.  I learned practical skills in agricultural viability and lifestyle awareness, which have been expanded upon through life experience.

Contact

Dr. Richard Rheingans, Chair
Sustainable Development Department
Living Learning Center
828-262-7248
rheingansrd@appstate.edu

Sandy Wilson
Administrative Assistant
828-262-6926
wilsonsm@appstate.edu

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