Paul Quinn College Promises ‘bigger and Bolder' Plan for Its We Over Me Farm

When Paul Quinn College plowed its football field in 2010 to put in a farm, it created a sensation. A Texas school ditching football for a garden? Unthinkable.But after the hoopla died down, the change stuck. We Over Me Farm has produced more than 30,000 pounds of produce since then, according to the school, some to sell and some to give.But lately, rumors have suggested that the farm was shutting down.Not true, says Paul Quinn president Michael Sorrell. To the contrary."We are in regroup mode," he said last week. "We took a hard look at everything and decided it was time to do something bigger and bolder. Bigger and bolder is coming."But he's not tipping his hand quite yet.Paul Quinn sits in what had been a federally designated food desert, and Dr. Sorrell credits the university with helping bring a grocery store to the neighborhood. "We won," he says, "gaining access to food. But this only scratches the surface of what people need."Dr. Sorrell says he will announce a new vision for greater community involvement "within the next month."  Continue reading...

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