Stuart Soboleski, Sterling’s Farm Manager, recently participated in the Green Gallaudet speaker series at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Gallaudet is “the world’s only university in which all programs and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing students…”.
Stuart, who is deaf, was invited to speak at Gallaudet in order to supplement and bolster the growing awareness of sustainability within the Gallaudet student body, faculty, and administration.
His presentation, “Cultivating Connections in Sustainable Agriculture” was about how the deaf community can connect with farmers as consumers, learners, and partners in spite of mutually imagined communication barriers. After explaining a few basics about sustainable agriculture, he discussed some challenges and joys of forging connections with farmers.
Stuart shared his own personal experiences through stories and photographs, shedding some light on how his journey into sustainable agriculture took root, and has grown over the years.
Way to go, Stuart!