Foster House

Foster House

For the past three years my wife Anne, daughter Mia, son Michael, and I conducted a cultural experiment in a wonderful old house that is layered with history. The house was originally built as part of a farmstead by a man with the last name Foster, and what has for a time served as our home literally fostered our experiment of creating and nourishing the Ecological Culture Initiative. 

Like all else around us, our lives as founders of the Ecological Culture Initiative have evolved and our relationship to the beautiful structure that served as our home and office has changed also in ways that make it necessary for us to move away and hand off the leadership of ECI to others…

Crawling out on a Rocky Point

Having always believed that change begins at home, I developed for myself a set of guidelines for living into the landscape. I then worked to bring my concerns to the community and its leaders, pursuing this work full time for the past two years. I can’t really tell if my work and the work of an incredible group of staff and volunteers who labor beside me has had any meaningful effect, but I do know my life here is unsustainable emotionally and financially, and I must move on. 

Why Yoga?

I have found that if we are to do the work of mending the soil as well as the economic and social fabric of our community, we need opportunities to limber our joints with healthful exercise, relax our minds with intentional rest, and meditate on our connection to all that is around us.