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Stephanie Boucher

Topsham, ME, United States

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Overview

  • 13 Positive References
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Female
  • Member since 2009
  • Vagabond, Creative Spirit, Aspiring ...
  • I've been in school for the past 20 ...
  • From Topsham, ME
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Back home in Maine after being a nomadic farmer out west for two years. Learning to appreciate the beauty of my own backwoods.

ABOUT ME

I grew up in southern Maine, and spent most of my life in the Northeast, going to school. I spent a few years living and traveling out west, learning how to grow food on small-scale organic farms, mostly in northern California and southern Utah, an experience that radically changed my life. I've now returned to Maine and am living in a little camper on my family's land, learning how to start a homestead from the ground up.

PHILOSOPHY

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." Yes, I know, its one of those overused Gandhi quotes. But while its overused in speech, I feel its underused in practice. I try to live by it instead of just buying the bumpersticker.

Why I'm on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

Avid couchsurfer! Don't really have a stable home right now, but someday I hope to be able to offer up my own couch to others.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

Surfed one house up in Burlington, VT with a friend and I was hooked! Never again will I pay for a hotel room!

Been all over the U.S. couchsurfing. Its unequivocally the best way to see the country.

Interests

I'm on of those permaculture freaks, and can talk for hours about perennial plants and wild edibles. I love homemade and handmande things, low-tech solutions, and fermenting stuff in jars. Now I'm getting into medicinal plants and am considering a clinical herbalist training course in VT. I play guitar and sing and love hearing other people make music, too. I help my partner put on DIY house shows in Brunswick. I'm also highly addicted to books.

One Amazing Thing I've Done

Everything is see and do is amazing. But probably at the top of my list is hiking in Capitol Reed State Park in southern Utah. The most gorgeous desert scenery one could ever ask for.

Teach, Learn, Share

OFFER: skills/knowledge about growing & preserving food and medicine, basic ukulele, folksinging, booking DIY shows, living and traveling on the cheap

LEARN: anything! I seriously love to learn, and am interested in just about everything. :)

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