Category Archive: volunteering

Gallatin Valley Habitat for Humanity

Our 2 weeks building with Gallatin Valley Habitat in the town of West Yellowstone, Montana was a very unique experience for Tom and I, both challenging and incredibly rewarding. Beginning with the wonderful… Continue reading

Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity

Our experience building in Santa Fe was truly wonderful. Working alongside multiple homeowners, a core group of dedicated and knowledgeable local volunteers, fellow Care-a-Vanners, and the amazing crew at Santa Fe Habitat was… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016, Part 2

As amazing as the organization is and as much as I believe in the mission, it’s truly the people involved with Habitat that make it so wonderful: all the homeowners, Paula and Maria… Continue reading

Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity 2016

Beginning in January Tom and I spent 8 weeks in Las Cruces, New Mexico building houses for Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. As most people probably know, Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 18: Building a Seed Table

Another way to start seeds outdoors or get seedlings started earlier than they might otherwise be planted directly in the ground is to use a seed table. Similar to the ideas behind green… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 17: Buggy Top BioBlitz

Our second BioBlitz was done on the Buggy Top Trail, south of Sewanee, Tennessee a couple weeks ago. With all the projects going on we haven’t been able to review and deal with… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 16: More Planting, a Little Building, a Little Dismantling, and a Walk Around Nickajack Lake

Spring is definitely here in Tennessee: Over the past few weeks temperatures have moved in the direction of being consistently in the 70s with a lot of sun. And so in addition to… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 15: Shed Construction

As part of building the homestead my WWOOF hosts acquired a metal shed to hold tools and possible double as an office work space. Fellow intern Daniel and my host Jonathan did much… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 14: Visit to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank

The Chattanooga Area Food Bank distributes food directly to local residents but acts primarily as a regional distributor that supplies agencies in 20 counties in Tennessee and northern Georgia. For comparison purposes, the… Continue reading

WWOOFing Part 13: Another Spring Wildflower Hunt in Shake Rag Hollow

On a recent sunny morning Jonathan, Daniel, and I took a quick morning walk to Shake Rag Hollow on the Perimeter Trail to check on wildflowers. As I’ve mentioned, this time of year… Continue reading