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It’s not unusual for family and friends of interns and staff members to visit those of us staying at the Homestead for the season, but the presence of children on the grounds is a little unusual. It was therefore all the more special an occasion when 11-year old Maia, the niece of resident gardener Seamus, visited with her family for the weekend.Read more
The Homestead was a bustling place last week, with a small city of tents pitched near the lake, the repeated squeak and groan of the lodge door as people filtered in and out, and five students plus one instructor from Summit Academy started work from the ground up on a new cabin.Read more
What started as a required service learning trip for an ethics course turned into summer volunteer work for five students from Anoka-Ramsey Community College. After visiting the Homestead for the first time as part of a class trip earlier this spring, some students were eager to return to work again, despite the semester being over.Read more
The Steger Wilderness Center is the next and final phase of Will's larger mission to keep the planet sustainable for future generations. Located in Minnesota's north woods, on the edge of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, the Steger Wilderness Center for Sustainability will host leaders across disciplines. With emphasis on the transformative power of the wilderness, the Center will create the conditions that ignite break-through ideas and solutions to today's pressing problems.
In March and April of 2014, Will completed a solo canoe haul expedition through the Quetico Provincial Park in Canada.
Read Will's journals and watch the videos to learn more about this expedition.