I’m pleased to say that Peter Forbes will join the Middlebury School of the Environment this summer as guest practitioner.
Peter describes himself this way: “I am a life-long student and advocate for the relationship between people and place. I’ve worked with many different people in very different geography from remote Nepal to the Rocky Mountains to central Harlen, New York. My life as emergency medical technician, photographer, author, father, farmer, and facilitator combine unusual aspect of the practical and visionary to produce work that has been helpful to a variety of sectors: conservation, leadership development, sustainability, philanthropy, and social ventures.”
The list of his specific projects and writings is long and diverse:
- Negotiating Generational Change
- A Man Apart (2015)
- Making Allies: Western Maine
- Making Allies between Conservationists and Rural Native Communities
- Coming to Land in a Troubled World (2004)
- Integrating Conservation and Human Wellbeing
- The Great Remembering: Further thoughts on land, soul and society (2001)
- Connecting Native and Contemporary Land Trust Leaders
- Strengthening Conservation by Connecting with Community
- Making a National Case for Community Conservation
Through his work with the Center for Whole Communities, the Trust for Public Land, and currently Knoll Farm (with his wife, Helen Whybrow), Peter will bring to his conversation with the MSoE students a wealth of experience in integrating the voices of the people and the needs of the land. And we greatly look forward to his time with us!