$2,500 winner

School: Sewanee

Year: Sophomore

Major: Environmental Studies: Ecology & Biodiversity

“Sustainable agriculture protects cultural traditions and serves as a constantly evolving view into a given society’s values. Cultivation of crops maintains the linkages between land use history and deep spirituality of natural systems. By consciously considering the health of soil, water, air, plant and animal life, and human needs, sustainable agriculture acts as an all-encompassing means for addressing environmental problems.”