Spring Staff Faves

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Hiking through the wilderness in search of uncultivated edibles is a great way to feel connected to the awakening of the earth. Jim is a veteran forager and Joel is a relative newcomer to the wild harvest, but they’re both looking forward to getting out into nature to find ramps, morels, fiddleheads and nettles.  

They say there are great health benefits to playing in the dirt. Whether it’s the happy-making properties of the bacteria that live in the soil, mood-enhancing power of the sunshine or immune-boosting power of “horticultural therapy”, there are a lot of co-operators who eagerly await spring so they can ready their gardens for planting. Lynn, Mar and Jen work together on a family garden and Adam digs prepping his garden plot with his family. Andrea is an avid gardener too!

When the weather warms up, Stacey loves to get out on her bike to enjoy the sights and sounds spring in the shire.

Sheila loves to hike at Olivia’s Overlook. The unique beauty of the Yokun Ridge reserve is matched only by its interesting history. Having once been farmland, then home to Shadowbrook, the Gilded Age estate of Anson Phelps Stokes, the property eventually housed a Jesuit order and now is the home of Kripalu Yoga Center.

Matt is working hard to improve his golf game and likes to hit the links in Lee as soon as the weather allows!

Dianna welcomes spring by spending time on her porch and soaking up some much-needed sunshine. 

Nicole loves trail running! Being out in the woods is her favorite way to connect to nature, and the softer ground makes for less impact on her joints. She loves the moments of peace and stillness, and gets a great workout at the same time.