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Eric Bowen
Works at Durham.LocallyGrown.Net
Attends Colorado State University
Lives in Durham, NC
About
Story
Tagline
1st Gen. German-American, 3rd Gen. Optimist
Introduction
I believe in democracy, science, liberty, truth and sometimes anarchy. To me these words all share common cause against ignorance, slavery, brutality and oppression.

I'm a grad student investigating whether rotational grazing can build organic matter in the southeastern United States. I'm currently writing (ABD/T) and plan to defend my thesis this winter.

I'm interested in innovative farm management, non-profits that help farmers succeed or participatory research. I've worked on and visited many farms and probably have some ideas that will interest you here.

My partner, Helen and I have been together 7 years. We married in October on Watts lawn at NCSSM.
Bragging rights
I see opportunities where others see problems. I see connections and common cause where others only see division. I'm one of those crazy few that think we can work our way out of this mess.
Education
  • Colorado State University
    Ecology, present
  • North Carolina State University
    Natural Resources - Ecosystem Assessment, 2003 - 2007
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Work
Occupation
Agroecologist
Employment
  • Durham.LocallyGrown.Net
    Founder, 2012 - present
  • RethinkAg
    Chief Executive Optimist, 2011 - present
  • Colorado State University
    Graduate Research Assistant, 2009 - 2011
  • Center for Environmental Farming Systems
  • Spring Valley Ecofarms
    Development Manager, 2011 - 2011
  • University of Georgia
    Lab Helper, 2011 - 2011
Places
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Currently
Durham, NC
Previously
Athens, GA - Raleigh, NC - Fort Collins, NC - Hickory, NC - Boulder, CO - Goldsboro, NC