June 17, 2019
Hickory Grove Farm | The Commons
On June 17, Ei orchestrated introductions for long-time comrade in sustainability Georgia Tech to Kennesaw State University (KSU) Hickory Grove Farm (HGF) and KSU Dining Services. Georgia Tech Director of Waste & Recycling Cindy Jackson was joined by Sustainability Coordinator Sarah Neville and Senior Sustainability Manager Malte Weiland. KSU Sustainability Manager Jennifer Wilson joined the farm tour and meeting and KSU Dining Service Culinary Director Brian Jones hosted the introductory meeting at The Commons campus-dining hall.
Synergies abounded during the tour and meeting between Georgia Tech and KSU. While Ga Tech excels in its waste & recycling program as well as grounds-maintenance practices, KSU is an industry hero in sustainable dining. An open-ended action point was scheduling a KSU visit to Ga Tech’s campus. By working together the two state-owned universities may propel their respective operations into new sustainability realms.
The RiA Magazine article, Success is not static: evolution is required to create and sustain regeneration, gives an overview of the empowering tour and meeting.
An Ei FB album, Ei Connects, section is a pictorial recap of the meeting and tour from an Ei-Connects perspective; a Holly Elmore Images FB album, KSU Hickory Grove Farm, section includes images from Holly’s pre-tour photo shoot as well as tour images.