Megan McElhaney

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Recent posts by Megan McElhaney

I've only been a boot here for three weeks, but I'm already blown away by the opportunities at Wheaton Labs to build skills, community, and permaculture momentum!  I want to organize a list of soul labor type projects to a) organize my own thoughts about the possibilities and b) to inspire anybody who has been thinking about coming out to the Lab.  There's lots to do!

In no particular order:
-designing/building/planting more spaces for shy folks to pee outside
-experimenting with/mastering/documenting baking in the rocket oven
-building/planting more hugel beds at Base Camp
-creating more beauty everywhere
-planting a living fence
-building roundwood furniture
-designing/building drystack projects
-building siege ladders for hugel beds at Base Camp
-improving pee palace
-designing/building a hammock hut hang out space
-woodburning/oiling signs around the Lab and Base Camp

More to come!  Paul and Jocelyn, feel free to chime in!
2 years ago
Hah! Good. Glad I could supply a reason for cackling.

I've been thinking about this for so long. It feels good to finally commit! I'm in. Yay!
2 years ago
Hi there!  I've been listening to the podcasts and tying up loose ends, and I'm finally ready to be a boot and see where things go from there!  (I have visions of ant-hood, deep roots, and Gert-itude, but I'm trying not to get ahead of myself. ) I just sent $100 your way via PayPal. I look forward to hearing from you.

Also, happy belated pi day!
2 years ago
Hello there!  Three things:

1) As this is my first post, I just want to say how much I appreciate this website and all you lovely folks who contribute to it.  You've been an invaluable resource and inspiration over the years.  Thank you, thank you!  

2) I'll briefly introduce myself.  My name is Megan, and I've been working on farms (some of which were permaculturally aligned, some not) and gardening for most of the last six years, learning and laughing and working hard along the way.  I think permaculture is really important. I think it is fun.  Which brings me to...
3) I'm so excited about the work being done at the Lab!  I want to be a part of it.  I'd like to come as a gapper or boot.  Then, if it turns out to be good fit, I'm interested in doing shallow roots (or Ant village if spots are open when I get there).  I have questions about timing.  I realize it's a long way off, but I'm​ unwilling to move until after this growing season.  Could I come as a gapper (or boot if that's going on) right after Christmas with a mind toward picking a shallow roots (or Ant) plot in early spring?  It seems to me this would be okay based on what I've read in the forums, but I could be wrong and want to check in.
3 years ago