On the Farm

By: Whitni Simpson As the Furman Farm Student Manager, I work alongside Bruce Adams and our Composting Fellow to help Furman’s food system function sustainably. At the farm, we grow and harvest an abundance of vegetables, herbs, and fruits using organic practices. This food then goes directly to the dining hall and the waste leftover comes right back to us and is repurposed as compost … Continue reading On the Farm

Episode One of the Shi Center Podcast Just Dropped

By Gerrard Hanly The wait is finally over! The much anticipated first episode of Upstate Anecdote Society, the podcast I’ve been working on for the better part of a year now, is finally out. In the first episode, I interview people from two organizations doing important work in the Greenville community: Soteria corporation, a prison re-entry program based in Travelers Rest, and Greenlink Paratransit, Greenville … Continue reading Episode One of the Shi Center Podcast Just Dropped

Trees, Trees, Trees

By: Gracie Bartel My name is Gracie Bartel, and I am the Garden and Arboretum Fellow. I work in conjunction with the Shi Institute and the Biology Department here at Furman University. Did you know Furman is a Level 1 Arboretum, accredited by the Morton Register of Arboreta, and a Tree Campus USA? There are about 90 different species of trees located on Furman’s campus, … Continue reading Trees, Trees, Trees