Fairhaven students hit the field in search of learning

John Tuxill, an assistant professor in Western Washington University's Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies, is teaching a class spring quarter called "Advanced Seminar in Agroecology." Tuxill took his students to Growing Garden farm in Lynden recently, and WWU alumnus Michael Long, who manages the field operations at the farm, talked to the students about raising sheep and chickens in a rotational grazing system. Growing Gardens also grows herbs and vegetable starts for sale at the Bellingham Food Co-Op and other local spots.

WWU alumnus Michael Long, right, of Growing Gardens farm in Lynden, talks to Fairhaven students about raising sheep and chickens in a rotational grazing system. Photo courtesy of John Tuxill
WWU alumnus Michael Long, red coat, of Growing Gardens farm in Lynden, talks to Fairhaven students about raising sheep and chickens in a rotational grazing system. Photo courtesy of John Tuxill
WWU alumnus Michael Long, red coat, of Growing Gardens farm in Lynden, talks to Fairhaven students about raising sheep and chickens in a rotational grazing system. Photo courtesy of John Tuxill