UNITY, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Before it became a school with a focus on environmental professions, Unity College was a chicken hatchery known as Constable Farm. Now, chickens are making a comeback on campus, being bred to teach lessons and provide sustenance for the less fortunate.
"We have chicken heritage here, for sure," exclaimed Sara Trunzo, coordinator of the college's farm and food projects. "Because of our history, because of our connection to hunger relief in this community, and our interest in learning about more sustainable agricultural methods, we thought, let's grow some chickens for the food pantry and do it on our campus in a way that a lot of students are involved with."
The lessons being learned extend far beyond the field of farming.
"Really, we are asking our students to think critically about systems and what the impacts are on people, profit and planet," she explained.