Lindsay Hagamen, Surrender co-creator and Community & Land Liaison, is a member of Windward, an intentional community 30 years in the making, dedicated to developing the knowledge and skills needed to live well with one another and the Earth. As President of the Windward Foundation, the non-profit that stewards the 130 acres of forest-farm that provide life-support services for the community, Lindsay tends to the land and to the people that call the land home.
Inspired by her love for the natural world, Lindsay studied Ecosystem Nutrient Cycling and Community Land Management at Brown University. This work brought her to regions where, amidst extreme ecological richness and profound economic poverty, she witnessed the creativity, wisdom, and strength of human community when it is deeply connected to the environment that directly supports it.
Her interest in building sustainable community has led Lindsay to explore what lies at the heart of human connection: sexuality. She firmly believes that in order to live well with nature we need to live well with our own human nature; healing and embracing our sexuality creates the only foundation from which we can create whole-cloth solutions for an ecologically sustainable culture. Lindsay knows from personal experience that if we use our sexual sovereignty to create a tribe of lovers to serve and inspire the deep purpose of tending to life and the living, we can achieve truly great accomplishments.
At Windward, Lindsay focuses her energy on dry-land permaculture and holistic forest management, growing healthy food and forest products for her tribe. Learn more about Windward at windward.org. Visit Lindsay’s personal website at myloverearth.org.