We are Heron and Josie Wakerobin, two farmers and teachers who have aspired to create a land-based home program for as long as they can remember. Together they live with their five dwarf goats - Harissa, Halvah, Hotdog, Horchata, and Baba Ghanoush - their big white dog Burl, a flock of ducks, and a flock of chickens. Together, Heron and Josie will co-lead this program.
Heron graduated from UMass Amherst with a BS in Ecology and Experiential Education. They worked at the Hartsbrook School for five years - assisting in the Forest Kindergarten and leading their Early Childhood after-school programs. Previously they worked in a number of adventure-based outdoor education programs for all ages. They are a textile artist, rug maker, and doting goat parent.
Josie graduated with a BS in Environmental Science from Northeastern University, with a focus in geology. After moving to the Pioneer Valley, Josie worked as a lab technician at Mycoterra Farm, and later at Kitchen Garden Farm as the Harvest Manager. They are a Master in Ecological Design, having received their MS from The Conway School. Josie is a music teacher, pianist, writer, and gardener.