Prof. Fred Bahnson

Fred Bahnson is a writer, teacher, and permaculture practitioner. He is the author of Soil & Sacrament (Simon & Schuster), about which environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote, “This book is profoundly, beautifully down to earth, which is almost certainly where we all need to spend more time on a planet in crisis.” Bahnson’s essays have appeared in Harper’s, Emergence, Oxford American, Image, Orion, The Sun, and Washington Post, and have been anthologized in Best American Spiritual Writing. He is the recipient of a W.K. Kellogg Food & Society Policy Fellowship, a North Carolina Artist Fellowship in creative nonfiction, and a Terry Tempest Williams Fellowship for Land & Justice at the Mesa Refuge. He teaches at Wake Forest University School of Divinity where he directs the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program.