What We’re About

The Land Stewards Crew is an integrative land management crew that supports the operational needs of the College Farm, Garden, Forest and native plant work of the BIO/ENS Crew. The work will be dependent upon the needs of supervisors from each of these units on a regular basis. On the Land Stewards Crew, you will have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of entry-level land management projects across the college land spanning forestry, agriculture, agroforestry, wildlife habitat and native plant conservation. The focus for the work will be on tasks like fence line maintenance, trail maintenance, agricultural infrastructure maintenance, native plant propagation and site establishment, vegetable harvesting, and other garden tasks.

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Land Stewards Crew Leader: The crew leader will help supervise the crew, train new crew members, and help with project planning and management.

What You’ll Learn

You’ll spend years working alongside your peers with the mentorship of your supervisors.  Part of the experience of work at Warren Wilson is guided critical reflection, which helps ensure that you achieve both your own educational goals as well as our Common Learning Outcomes. These intentional learning outcomes distinguish our Work Program, giving it focus and relevancy that set it apart from a federal work-study or your average part-time job. 

Our Common Learning Outcomes:

  • Professionalism & Work Ethic: accountability, effective work habits, punctuality, dependability, time management, integrity, and commitment to the well-being of the community.
  • Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: working with available resources to creatively address issues and solve problems, and gaining confidence to make decisions.
  • Communication: the ability to convey and receive information effectively with intentionality, honesty, and confidence in both speech and writing.
  • Collaboration & Teamwork: actively collaborate with peers to achieve common goals, Distribute labor fairly, and hold each other accountable as committed members of a group.
  • Civic Identity: understanding your active influence within the community and how your decisions directly impact the work around you.

In addition to our Common Learning Outcomes, each crew in the Work Program identifies crew-specific goals for learning and performance. These are reviewed with you each semester. Your crew-specific learning goals outline skills and abilities your supervisor will teach you during the semester.

Some of our Land Stewards crew learning goal include:

  • Critical thinking
  • Land management
  • Proficiency using tools and equipment
  • Tool maintenance