Sarah Ross is the Executive Director of the University of Georgia Center for Research and Education at Wormsloe in Savannah, Georgia. UGA-CREW supports interdisciplinary research in ecology, environmental engineering, geography, hydrogeology, forestry, landscape design, historic preservation and archaeology.
Ross is President of The Wormsloe Foundation and Executive Director of the Wormsloe Institute for Environmental History. These foundations conduct and coordinate agricultural and environmental history research focused on Georgia’s coastal landscapes.
Certified by the State of Georgia to teach biology, chemistry and physics in 1984, Ross has taught a range of environmental sciences to students from grade school to graduate students as well as national and international Elderhostel programs.
After growing organic vegetables in the Coastal Plain for 45 years, Ross now cultivates more than 400 heirloom varieties of vegetables organically in experimental research plots in Savannah, Georgia and in Alleghany County, North Carolina. Her focus is to classify flavor profiles, document growth rates, measure drought and flood tolerance and identify pest and disease resistance of diverse varieties.
Photo by Bill Durrence © 2018