After a false start or two, composting is back at Warren Wilson College thanks to the Greendrum. Which, of course, immediately begs the question: “What on earth is the Greendrum?”
Ben Seymour ’02 has headed south this fall, “south” clearly being a relative term in this case. After three years of teaching elementary-school students on Alaska’s Little Diomede Island, Seymour has moved to another assignment in the Bering Strait School District: to the village of Golovin, in the southern part of the Seward Peninsula jutting into the Bering Sea.
Three hundred gallons of biodiesel were delivered to the
Warren Wilson College auto shop Sept. 8, the largest
shipment the College has ever received according to
auto shop supervisor Ray Cockrell. The College is also
the first commercial customer of Blue Ridge Biofuels
Cooperative, a new biodiesel manufacturer in Asheville.
In the 1960s, Charlie Thomas (WWC ’65) gathered stones from local farms to help build the College Chapel. It was his first encounter with construction work. Forty years later, Thomas is still collecting stones…