Alec Coan has been apprenticing with us since April. His desire to start a small farm of his own brought him to Buxton. He’s good at everything he puts his heart and mind into. What a treat it’s been to have him at Buxton. Truly. His training in outdoor skills and leadership organizations brought us stability. He’s committed, generous, caring, wicked smart, and funny. We’re going to miss this guy!
Every once in awhile you meet someone who can make you laugh no matter kind of day you’re having. That’s Trevor. Clever Trevor. Michael and I told him he should become an actor. His joyous nature (after 7:00 a.m.) is infectious. His ability to recognize the positive in everything is welcomed! Trevor has worked in many other countries. He’s an explorer. His independent nature makes him easy to be around. His desire to start a sustainable community is part of what brought him to Buxton. We adore him.
They both have redefined the word “apprentice” in our books. This Polyface Satellite farm could not be what it is without these two awesome young people. Thanks to their efforts and hard work we share many seamless days. We’re so fortunate they found us. They both share a passion for small farming, they have personal particular visions, and clear intention. It will be fun to see where life takes them. We treasure them.