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University of the South's Fundraiser:

SilvopastureSewanee

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THE STORY:

Meet Birdie. She’s a Piney Woods heifer, one of the few remaining members of a proud breed that was brought here by Spanish galleons and adapted to life in the longleaf pine woods of the Southeast. Birdie and two of her friends have come to Sewanee to show how their breed’s ability to thrive in hot, humid, shrubby conditions can assist with land stewardship in the Southern Appalachians.

With $20,000, Sewanee will build a model agricultural operation which utilizes the animals we grow (like Birdie) to help us convert a landscape dominated by exotic plants to a working landscape that can support animal production as well as increase the diversity of our forest resources.  The funds raised will help us create a wooded pasture for goats and Piney Woods cattle—both of which are uniquely suited to help with the conversion process.  Along with fencing, we will build water and housing systems to support a rotational grazing system. Sewanee students will have the opportunity to participate in the management of this silvopastural system and monitor its success.  In doing so, they will gain hands-on experience with conservation-based land stewardship and insight into the farm-to-table process.

$495

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rick Wright

    $50

  • Caroline Randolph Tanner

     

  • Forbes Mann

    $20

  • Mirka Fette

     

  • Jim and Tami Beall

    $200

  • Molly Allison

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Lela and Scott Adams

    $25

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2% Raised of $20,000 Goal

The Team: $495 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

University of the South

Amount Raised

$475

 

2% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eileen Sims

Amount Raised

$20

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

To honor Brooks and Becca Cato 3 years ago

Lela and Scott Adams

Lela and Scott Adams

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Molly Allison

Molly Allison

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Jim and Tami Beall

Jim and Tami Beall

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Mirka Fette

Mirka Fette

4 years ago

Forbes Mann

Forbes Mann

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Caroline Randolph Tanner

Caroline Randolph Tanner

4 years ago

Rick Wright

Rick Wright

DONATION: $50

4 years ago