Noted author and MacArthur “genius” grantee Gary Nabhan visited Sterling College on January 28, 2014. Before his evening talk to a packed house in Simpson Hall, he spent time with students, faculty, and staff one-on-one to discuss his books, the future of sustainable farming, and environmentalism.
Nabhan said about his visit, “Sterling College is a place which ramps up students’ deep commitment to the earth and to healthy food systems through tangible actions and effective mentoring. From the president, through the faculty and staff, to the oldest and youngest of students, I feel a sense of dedication and thoughtfulness that most other colleges wish they could exude. It is an antidote to despair, for it cultivates hope in the most innovative ways.” •