New Spirit Farmland Partnerships and the Monarch Farms Project: I launched New Spirit Farmland Partnerships in 2006 to assist small and mid-sized organic and biodynamic farmers in gaining secure access to farmland by linking them with socially-minded investors who purchase the land they land need and lease it to them at a fair price on a long-term lease. Since then I have facilitated over $5 million dollars in farmland investments. Recently I expanded this effort through the launch of the Monarch Farms Project and am currently taking applications from farmers as well as inquiries from investors and philanthropists interested in partnering with me to grow this effort.
Biodynamic Association (BDA): This extraordinary organization is teaching people all over North America how to create farms and gardens that serve as vessels of healing for the earth and local communities. I currently serve the BDA in the roles of Senior Adviser and Community Builder at Large.
Institute for Mindful Agriculture (IMA): IMA engages visionaries, practitioners, and educators of the emerging food culture and economy in research and education projects focused on accelerating the growth of this transformative paradigm. I am pleased to be an active collaborator on various projects with IMA.
Thoreau College is an audacious attempt to start a small liberal arts college in western Wisconsin inspired by the work of Rudolf Steiner, Henry David Thoreau and LL Nunn, founder of Deep Spring College. I currently serve on the faculty of Thoreau College and as an adviser to the board of directors, and look forward to helping grow this initiative for many years to come.
Association for Anthroposophic Psychology (AAP): AAP is working to complement the field of psychology, and enhance therapeutic practice and coaching skills, through an understanding of the human as a being of body, soul and spirit; a being that incarnates with specific tasks and life challenges born of many lifetimes of striving on the earth for wholeness and balance. In 2017 I completed a three year training with AAP and now continue my work with them in the role of Associate.
Emmaus Branch of the Anthroposophical Society: Like a hidden gem in the cultural landscape of our time, the Anthroposophical Society carries a far-reaching vision, wisdom, and perspective on what it means to be a human being. I have been collaborating with and serving the Anthroposophical Society in different roles for many years, at present I am honored to help carry the work of the Emmaus Branch of southeastern Wisconsin.