Loren Cardeli '08

 Work Crew: Farm 
Major: Sustainable Agriculture
Current Position: Co-Founder and Executive Director, A Growing Culture

Throughout his four years at Warren Wilson, Loren Cardelli, worked on the College Farm except for one semester spent studying Tropical Agriculture at the University of Hawaii in Hilo. "The college farm strived to teach the students the practical implications of working on a farm and agriculture became more than a passion – it became a lifestyle." Loren learned the management style of a small-scale pig production as well as the inn and outs of a 65 head grass-fed beef operation. Agriculture became more than a passion but his way of life. This is what initiated Loren’s dream of creating an organization for the farmer-farmer transfer of ecological agriculture practices and ideas. Loren has traveled Latin America and Africa in pursuit of the wisdom of many agricultural generations. He has lived in South East Asia and working to document the traditional techniques used there, while learning from the wisdom of many agricultural generations.