This evening we had our third board meeting for Driftless Curiosity and finalized our mission and vision statements. After much discussion and revision, we came to some sentences I’m proud to stand on as our foundation. Our mission is deepening connections between people and the land through curiosity, experiential education, farming, social justice, and the Arts. We envision a paradigm shift which ushers in reverence for the interconnection of life and manifests in mindful collective values and actions concerning personal, social, and planetary wellness. I’m so grateful for the group of people around me. Their creative input and support carry me through the lonely hours of start-up work, and are helping to bring this vision to life.