Natalie is the visionary behind Wild Abundance, as well as the founder, director, and a primary instructor for many classes. She also dreams up new classes, is a big part of curriculum development, manages the campus, designs buildings, and takes beautiful photos for the website. Natalie is passionate about teaching and sharing skills to help all kinds of people live in an empowered and Earth-centered way. This includes her staff, and the skills of running a cooperative and sustainable values-based business.
Wild Abundance is fortunate to have worked with many talented and lovely professional photographers over the years. We’re listing them here, in order to honor their work and credit their incredible contribution to our school. Jeff Wales Merideth Garrigan – A Spot in Time Photography Jenny Tenny Go and Flow Photos Alivia Ruiz – Dulce […]
Chloe writes for Wild Abundance’s blog, newsletter, and website. In addition, she cooks for some classes, teaches a few others, and jumps in to help out with management and strategy. These roles give her a welcome outlet for the knowledge and excitement she perpetually cultivates around land-based living and a positive future for the planet. Along with working at Wild Abundance, Chloe magically juggles co-managing a 23 acre homestead and small-scale dairy, parenting, lifelong learning, and maintaining meaningful relationships.
Hannah grew up in the city of Boston, but eventually moved to a much smaller, rural town in Western Massachusetts. There, she fell in love with sustainable farming and a do-it-yourself lifestyle. She also found a sense of hope in the extensive and thriving social networks of grassroots farmers, artists, musicians, and activists in her community. This inspired her to learn more about sustainability and DIY living. She wanted to grow her capacity to make positive changes at a community level.
Amy’s feelings of disillusionment with capitalist systems led her to explore organic farming and Earth-based living several years ago. Ever since then, her life has taken on new meaning. Most recently, Amy has spent time working in community service positions throughout rural Western North Carolina. While doing that, she discovered that at a time when we’re more factionalized and isolated than ever, the land and the nourishment that we derive from it is our greatest connector. Amy joined the Wild Abundance team in January 2018 as a social media marketer and has found great joy in working to empower others to live more natural, mindful lives.