Samuel Joseph is the Sustainability Program Director and Homesteader in Residence at St. Lawrence University. While studying Ecology and Natural Resource Management at Cook College in Rutgers University, Samuel was introduced to the important role agriculture has on our living systems. Soil, water, and energy flows all intersect in agriculture. After college he worked on numerous organic farms learning the skills in growing vegetables, fruit, and livestock. Prior to coming to St. Lawrence University, Samuel was the farm manager of a non-profit community supported agriculture (CSA) with the goals of providing fresh produce to food pantries and low income families.
He enjoys thinking about food and energy systems holistically. He is particularly interested in experimenting with perennial based agriculture and unique food plants that are adapted to the harsh North Country climate, as well as farming techniques that mitigate climate change and protect soil health. In his spare time he likes to mushroom forage, hike, and appreciate nature.