Among other things, Penny is a homeschooling mom, craftsperson and homesteader, who is inspired by the traditions of other cultures to revitalize and share skills useful to everyday life. In an effort to deepen her connection to the land and limit her participation in consumer culture, she strives to grow, craft and participate in seasonal harvests for as many of her needs and wants as possible. She is also grateful to be part of a generous community of talented makers and growers with whom she trades skills, ideas and wares. She uses hand harvested resources from the forest, letting the qualities of varying materials dictate their use. You can find her teaching children and adults all over Vermont and beyond; in private homes, on farms, at her studio in the Northeast Kingdom, at art centers and traditional skills schools and gatherings.