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New Members

Lyndon Felps became a full member at our Sunday, April 22 Council meeting. He celebrated his leap over the candle by leapfrogging over it, to much laughter and applause, then making lots of happy-sounding monkey screeches as we lifted him up and sang our welcome song. Lyndon was born and raised in Texas. He was an ecological activist with Rhizome Collective, an ecologically based urban community in Austin; was active in Austin’s local currency system; and worked as a handyperson and owner of an animal control business. He has been visiting Earthaven for extended periods since 2001, and moved here in 2006. He lives at the A&A House in Medicine Wheel neighborhood, and will probably lease a full homesite in Medicine Wheel. He’s helping to create a plan for the A&A House to become the community building for the whole neighborhood. In this plan, Medicine Wheel neighbors will live in small dwellings on nearby homesites and use the A&A House’s facilities (kitchen, dining room, living room, office, shower, bathroom). Lyndon works as a counselor at nearby Stone Mountain School, and has started up his animal control business in Asheville. He is active on Earthaven’s CurrentSee committee.

Our newest Provisional Member is Rae Jean. At our Sunday, March 25th Council meeting, she celebrated her leap over the candle with a full-on cartwheel and much applause before we lifted her up high over our heads and sang. Rae Jean has always loved nature and felt close to the Earth, and lived for many years in the mountains of Colorado, where she was a farmer-homesteader and herbalist. She’s been visiting Earthaven since 2004, and became an Exploring Member in 2006. She works as operations manager and customer fulfillment at Red Moon Herbs and serves on the Forestry and Agriculture and Membership committees. She and fellow Earthaven members Clark Goslee and Peggy Austin recently purchased Brandon Greenstein’s house and homesite Settler’s Creek neighborhood. (Brandon, his wife Tanya, and their three girls are moving to a homesite in nearby One Stone community, and Brandon will still be involved in Earthaven.) Rae Jean, Clark, and Peggy intend to micro-farm their new homesite extensively, and to develop the Settler’s Creek neighborhood.

 

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