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Winter blues? Farmer Tara recommends a little friluftsliv!

Norway has a word and cultural keystone called friluftsliv, which means “open air life.” It’s a celebrated tradition to dress for the weather.


Tara grew up in Seymour, Indiana, but has lived in Terre Haute for many years. She graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Communications. In 2014 Tara did a year-long internship at White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. She then spent the next few years living in the Pacific Northwest working on farms with her husband John-Michael. In 2018, they customized a 2012 Seattle Times delivery van and spent the year visiting all 50 states, volunteering with at least one organization in each state. In December of 2019 she joined the staff of White Violet Center where she works in the fields and helps care for the animals. She is also the resident tour guide, sharing her passion for all of creation with visitors. Tara adopted a chicken with special needs, who she named Lady Cluck, and in her spare time she works on her rehabilitation.