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Making peace with middle-age.
Interests: I'm living an artful life in Minneapolis, MN; doing my best to appreciate the beautiful useful things, and make peace with middle-age. I have been known to swoon over a well chosen word, and fall deeply in love with eloquence. I have an insatiable appetite for a well told story, I read like a maniac, and hear poetry when I eavesdrop. I'm an urban gardener creating a pollinator-friendly forest garden in the middle of the city. I believe in an edible landscape, in having dirt in my hair, and that the surest way to sustainability is to align yourself with nature. I have a special interest in no-dig gardening techniques, compost, perennial food crops, seed saving, and beekeeping. I walk several miles everyday with one or both of my large dogs. Together we explore the urban woodland of the Minnehaha Creek watershed and any number of Minnesota's state parks. They are very happy dogs. I suffer the wanderlust gladly. I travel as much as I can, which is never nearly enough. I crave big powerful gusts of newness capable of sweeping me off my feet. I practice yoga and I practice peace. I believe in kindness and try hard never to be an asshole. I'm a life-long learner by nature. I have a degree in English Literature. I hold an Advanced Certificate in Book Arts. I have completed over 300 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. And I am currently enrolled in the Urban Farming and Permaculture Certification Program at the Permaculture Research Institute - Cold Climate.