Ph.D. Philosophy, Boston University, 1972. Teacher (1972-73), at the experimental New College of California, from which I was then fired after one year as “too experimental.” Professional astrologer, author (This Vast Being: A Voyage through Grief and Exaltation, 2006), publisher of Crone Chronicles: A Journal of Conscious Aging (1989-2001), 20 years as columnist SageWoman Magazine. Now a prolific blogger. (www.exopermaculture.com).
Little did I know, when my husband Jeff bought the ‘50s ranch house at 134 Overhill Drive in Bloomington, Indiana, that it would morph, over time, into the anchor home for the larger vision and grounded practice of three homes and grounds of what is now known as Green Acres Permaculture Village. Jeff died, soon after we moved here from a yurt village in Kelly Wyoming. I remained. This is not my first experiment in community, but at 75, it will probably be my last. What I appreciate particularly about our little village and urban farm is that we are intergenerational, alchemizing the wisdom of age with the energy and vision of youth, that we work with the shadow, both individually and as a group, that we see ourselves as offering a new template for suburbia, and that we recognize, honor, and cherish Mother Earth as our teacher.
Alex is a 24-year-old Feldenkrais Method teacher and bassoonist. She also teaches youth programs in wilderness skills and nature connection at The Wild Nature Project. When she’s not teaching Feldenkrais, playing bassoon, or teaching forest school, Alex reads voraciously, takes on projects to build and improve Green Acres, dances Argentine tango, and spends time with her Green Acres family.
Alex has been living at Green Acres since December 2017 after studying bassoon at Ball State University (Muncie, IN) and Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and growing up near Detroit, Michigan. Alex is a learner and teacher at heart, a strong leader and entrepreneur, and cares deeply about her friends, family, and the Earth. Her interest is in finding a happier, healthier, more connected way to live and sharing that with others and the next generation.
For more about Alex’s work or to read her blog, visit alextoenniges.com.