Hello. I’m Anna and I’ve been passionate about making things and caring for the earth my whole life. I studied art in college and then spent several seasons working on small farms, community gardens, and learning about permaculture design. I grew my knowledge of cooking and baking while working in restaurants, commercial bakeries, as an apprentice cheese maker, and a master food preserver. Currently, my creative work focuses on the challenge and joy of making with things that we might otherwise recycle, compost, or throw away. By transforming scraps and waste into something beautiful, useful, or delicious, I hope to introduce others to the satisfaction of making things by hand and finding abundance from what might seem like waste. I believe that this necessary and beautiful practice is essential to connecting with, caring about, and investing the world around us, in our every day lives and beyond. I offer workshops and classes that encourage creativity and connection and provide resources for people to live a less wasteful, more abundant life.
I live on the coast of southern Maine with my husband and two young children where I am building a suburban homestead; turning my lawn into an orchard and vegetable garden; composting food scraps and feeding the soil; and befriending our small flock of chickens.