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'Lofty idealism' Drives Evan Rieth, '19, and His Desire to Be a Farmer

Evan Rieth

Evan Rieth

Evan Rieth, '19, grew up on a 60-acre farm in Three Oaks, Mich., and has been transfixed by the idea of farming as a career ever since. Now he's using the liberal arts skills he's learned at Albion to become a farmer that can succeed in 21st-century America.

CSE Trip to Northwest Offers Hope for Environment's Future

Albion College, Center for Sustainability and the Environment, Washington State trip, May 2017.

Center for Sustainability and the Environment's May 2017 trip to Washington State
In May, geology professor Tim Lincoln led his 17th, and likely final, Center for Sustainability and the Environment (CSE) trip to explore a part of America and its local environment, a journey that over the years has proven enriching and disturbing, often at the same time. Whether it’s wetland destruction in New Orleans or mountaintop mining in Appalachia or forestry in New England or habitat loss on the Chesapeake Bay, Lincoln, in his role as director of CSE, has taken students across the country to face the environmental issues head on.

Working at Student Farm Provides Some Food for Thought

Albion College Student Farm

The hoop house at Albion Student Farm

"I knew pretty much nothing about farming," says biology major and Center for Sustainability and the Environment member Tom Martin, '17, who became quite attached to the work through his full-time summer job at the Student Farm, adjacent to the Whitehouse Nature Center. "Now we have pounds and pounds of produce we sell twice a week. I can grow food."

Dussel, '17, Tackles Interpreting Nature

Mike Dussel, '17

Mike Dussel, '17
Mike Dussel, '17, a lineman on the Albion football team, is using his lifelong passion for being outdoors to interpret the Ewell A. Stowell Arboretum for visitors. An environmental science major, Dussel's summer project includes the identification, measurement and assessment of the trees in the arboretum. He is also locating the trees via GPS, which will be used to create a map as well as signage to guide visitors with data about each tree's common and scientific names, family and origin.

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