Leaving Sechelt loaded down with weight and instantly encountering a steep hill I thought to myself, of shit what did I do? After a weeklong stay with family, we hastily left for Portland. I didn’t have all the necessary gear for biking to South America, but I thought I could make it the 400+ miles … More The first 500 milestone
Eight months ago, we set out on an adventure in “Valhalla Falcon” to follow our dreams and live a life of purpose. My expectations were no match for the realities of life on the road. Expensive and time consuming vehicle repairs, border crossings, rainy weather conditions leading to mold growth, poor communication, and disorganization continue … More How has WWOOF impacted my life?
My mother passed away from breast cancer when I was seven. She was in her mid-thirties and there were some speculations made about chemicals from the cornfield behind our house. My mother and father were very close with nature and took my sister and me canoeing and hiking throughout Indiana and beyond when we were … More My Climate Story
By Danielle Steele In May and June of 2015, Earlham faculty Danielle Steele and Alexia Springer led the Bike Indiana May Term for eight Earlham students. Students included: AJ Tiedemann, Leila Jacobson, Lucas Barber, David Masterson, Daniel Vargas, Mandisa Marks, Taylor Boucher, and Olga Galperin. Faculty and students spent a total of six days on … More Bike Indiana Grant Report
We stayed the night at the Merry Lea Environmental Center, a Goshen College owned center for undergraduates and graduate students to learn experimentally on the land. Covering over 1000 acres of land, the center is a site for sustainable living and sanctuary for the plants and animals who have made it their home. In addition … More The Rest Day
By Mandisa Marks Relaxing in a hammock after today’s momentous first day, I reflect on the ride with a belly full of tonight’s curry dinner. Today marks the first day “on the road”, since we will not return the Earlham’s campus until early June. We left mid morning to spend most of the ride traveling the … More Prairie Creek Reservoir