Originally from northern-lower Michigan, Colleen came to this area in 2012 after wandering the world, meeting oddballs and wise people. After farming vegetables in the Irish Hills for several years, she moved down the road to learn more specifically about life that goes on in the wild beyond the tilled fields. There she began the work of learning about her non-human neighbors starting with trees, shrubs and wildflowers. Foraging, cooking over open fire and boiling maple syrup are her favorite ways to spend a day. Colleen has found no greater joy than collecting hickory nuts and acorns in abundance on a fall day.