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Overview

  • 5 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 74, Male
  • Member since 2016
  • Retired Bookmobile Librarian
  • B.A., History Major
  • From MI, USA
  • Profile 90% complete

About Me

I have lived on an ex-dairy farm in Vermont since 1973. My wife Laura and I are members of a community land trust which owns the land. We currently have about 45 planted-from-nuts black walnut trees, about 35 fruit trees of various kinds, and enough vegetable and flower gardens to keep me off the streets and out of trouble. In 1974 I floated an idea for a nature center here, and as a founder and long-time board member, helped that initial proposal come to eventual fruition in 1991 as the Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center. After a career as a bookmobile librarian, I currently I do in-home caregiving and am a hospice volunteer. A few months ago Laura and I enjoyed a series of "east coast swing" dance classes. I also like to read, visit with friends, spend time with our son Isaac and his partner Derrick, do photography, travel, and play Go (old Chinese board game) and table tennis.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

Laura and I enjoy traveling and meeting people. We also like to open our garden and the hilltop behind our house to visitors. I have travelled with my son using a program similar to Couchsurfing and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Interests

  • photography
  • reading
  • travel
  • organic gardening
  • go

What I Can Share with Hosts

Knowledge of gardening, conversations, curiosity

Countries I’ve Visited

Austria, Belgium, Canada, England, France, Italy, Netherlands, Spain

Countries I’ve Lived In

Germany

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