Why the Living-in-Maine Semester Matters

Even More At This Time


Covid 19 is highlighting long-standing injustices, inequities, and the realities of a world in climate crisis.   Right now there is a deep need for new and responsive forms of education.  Young people are seeking the road forward, a sense of agency, hope, and love for life. We know from experience that the daily work, grit, gratitude, and connections engendered by living in community on a homestead provide the perfect setting to discover this love. 


"The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane. And these qualities have little to do with success as we have defined it."                                                  ~David W. Orr