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Jacob Rutz ’14 Studies Soil and Social Issues with the WWOOF Program

Jacob Rutz ’14 has a passion for soil. He aspires to be both a farmer and a community food organizer in the future, and wants to teach others about creating global sustainability and organic farming processes. Rutz was able to combine these passions by joining the Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) program in two locations in South Africa this past summer.

Jacob Rutz ’14 Travels to Cuba to Research Sustainable Urban Agriculture

posted 2011.02.24   Soon after the spring semester was underway, Jacob Rutz ‘14 touched down in Havana to meet with farmers and researchers and learn about agricultural techniques used in the island nation.   Jacob Rutz ‘14 examines lettuce grown on an urban farm. Rutz, a plant and soil science major with a concentration in agroecology, was the only student in the delegation headed by Natural Environmental and Ecological Management Corporation (NEEM) founder and director Jeff Ensminger. NEEM is a Durham-based nonprofit
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