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Office of Admission
P.O. Box 9000
Warren Wilson College
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Toll-Free: 1-800-934-3536
Local: 1-828-771-2073
Fax: 1-828-298-1440


growingminds A typical day at the office might find Molly Nicholie teaching children how to turn cucumbers into pickles, working with school Child Nutrition directors to promote local produce in public school cafeterias, or facilitating workshops for teachers on linking school gardens to the curriculum. At Warren Wilson, alum Molly Nicholie majored in Environmental Studies with a concentration in environmental education and forestry. She works now as the program coordinator for Growing Minds Farm to School program with the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) here in Asheville, NC. Growing Minds cultivates relationships between farms and schools to create wellness-focused learning environments for children. In her position, Molly has collaborated with environmental education classes on campus, from facilitating workshops to providing internships for students. With her husband Richard Sanders and son, they also manage a organic farm and forest. Before her job with Growing Minds, Molly gained experience in diverse locations, from working as an environmental educator with the Buncombe County Soil and Water Conservation District to doing biological field work in Puerto Rico.