Mr. Fred Bahnson

Director | Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program, School of Divinity
Winston-Salem, North Carolina
United States

Focus Areas

Arts & Humanities
Food Systems
Food Systems
Leadership Development
Social Justice
Religion / Faith / Spirituality


Fred Bahnson is the Director of the Food, Health, and Ecological Well-being Program at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. He is the author of "Soil & Sacrament" (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and co-author, with Norman Wirzba, of "Making Peace With the Land" (InterVarsity Press, 2012). His narrative journalism and essays have appeared in Harper's magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Orion, The Sun, Image, and the anthologies Best American Spiritual Writing (Houghton Mifflin, 2007), Wendell Berry and Religion (University Press of Kentucky, 2009), and State of the World 2011—Innovations that Nourish the Planet (Norton, 2011). His writing has received a number of grants and awards, including a 2006 Pilgrimage Essay Award, a 2007 Award of Excellence from the Associated Church Press, a 2008 William Raney scholarship in nonfiction at Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference, a 2009-2010 Kellogg Food & Community fellowship at the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a 2011 Project Grant for Researchers from the Louisville Institute, and a 2012 North Carolina Artist fellowship in creative nonfiction from the North Carolina Arts Council.