A person created in the woods of Northern Vermont where the cows are plentiful and the people are sparse. 

While pursuing a degree in Communications from Suffolk University, I spent most of my free time working in various retail and restaurant locations — developing a fascination for how people interact within their worlds. I had managed to fall deeply in love with denim, burritos, riding my bicycle, and putting my thoughts to paper before receiving my degree in January of 2016.

Now back in the beautiful state of Vermont, the bike is stowed away in the barn and I’m the proud new owner of a car payment. But I have come to learn that a place where gorgeous views, maple creemees, and locally made cheese are in abundance is never a bad place to be.

You can find me on Instagram @awhsam

Author's Articles

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Growing Veggies with Shredded Cash?

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Ever wonder what happens to cash after it gets taken out of circulation? What the Federal Reserve in New Orleans does with it may plant a little inspiration in you. Check it out!

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A Land Brought Back From the Dead

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There’s a piece of land in Texas that everyone had forgotten about. Everyone, except for one man who, with a lot of care and perseverance, has managed to bring it back to life. Join us today as we discover how!

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This Tree Can Grow 40 Different Fruits!

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Today on EWC we take a look at a pretty funky topic: Sam Van Aken’s Tree of 40 Fruits! This tree grows not one, but (you guessed it) 40 different varieties of stone fruit! How amazing! But how could this be? Read more to find out!

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Celebrating the True Spirit of Hula

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Hula dancing is far more than what we see in the mainstream media. The true spirit of hula is a celebration of culture, storytelling, strength and grace.

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Skating Your Way Through Life

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Let’s let the magnificent, 90 year old figure skater, Yvonne Dowlen, skate into our hearts and leave us with wisdom about balance, joy and the unfolding of life.

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Meet the Man Who’s Saving Silence

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Join us today and meet the man whose passion is preserving the last square inches of silence in the United States.

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Meet the People on a Quest to Rebuild National Forests!

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Today we’re meeting a wonderful organization dedicated to growing the trees that’ll become a part of saving gorgeous national forests and ultimately, the hundreds of species that depend on them, including you!

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Could We Live in Houses That Breathe?

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Sounds a little crazy, doesn’t it? Let’s rethink what a building can do by following one architect on a journey to create eco-conscious additions that’ll breathe with the world.

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Orchids: The World’s Most Beautiful Liars?

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How did orchids become some of the most unique and beautiful plants on the planet? It turns out these remarkable plants have used some very nefarious tactics over the years to make homes in some of the planet’s most fascinating niches.

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The Farm for World Class Chefs

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Who grows the food for some of the world’s greatest chefs? Meet The Chef’s Garden, a marvelous story of taking a disaster and turning it into success!

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An Artist Using Graffiti to Change Perceptions

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Artist, Shamsia Hassani, is using her graffiti to change society’s perceptions. Her work depicts strong women and a brighter future for Afghanistan. Here is her story…

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Solutions from the Spinach King

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What if we saw a need in our communities and tried to fix it? Lufefe Nomjana saw the need for sustainable food in his community and tackled the problem to become the Spinach King! Here’s his story.

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I am His Hands, He is My Eyes

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Jia Haixia and Jia Wenqi have been planting trees together for 10 years, but there is a small catch, one of the men lost his arms as a child and the other lost his vision 16 years ago. Together though, they make a remarkable team…

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House Calls for the Homeless

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What would a world look like where we spent more time in the service of humanity? One physician assistant decided to start a program to provide healthcare to the homeless not in a clinic but on the streets, making house calls to the homeless…

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You May be Here Because of the Potato…

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The humble potato may seem like a mundane part of life, but it could actually be the reason you are standing here today! Here’s the history of the world through a potato’s eyes…

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Let’s Go on a Kindness Triathlon!

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We think it’s the little things that make us happier people, but what if we dedicated a day to being as kind as we could to others? It turns out the science of happiness is a little more complicated than we think…

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Are You Really Seeing What I’m Seeing?

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We know each of us sees the world a little differently, but have you ever thought about what the world looks like to another species? Our perspective may not be the most fascinating one out there…

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Can Eco-Conscious Transportation Be Cool?

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Josh Hadar is making being environmentally friendly sexy with his “hippie hogs,” electric bikes with artful forms that turn heads…

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Deep Sea Oddities: We Aren’t So Different

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Our planet is filled with incredible creatures! Dive into the depths of the ocean to explore some of the strangest species we have encountered…

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