Caitlin Betsy Bell
Caitlin spent much of her childhood elbow deep either in the dirt or the craft drawer as her family moved all across the U.S. Her college years took her to Savannah, Georgia, for a BFA in fibers. Now she is living in Vermont with her favorite guy and their sweet little girl. She spends her days designing, making, and being a part-time children’s librarian. See more at caitlinbetsybell.com.
C.C. Fuller spends her time reading to children as a school librarian and as a mom to her two story-loving children. In addition, she writes poetry and children’s books. She began writing in high school, continued through University and studied as a poet at the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference in Vermont. This is the first poem she has published.
Brittany Wood Nickerson
Brittany Wood Nickerson is an herbalist, author, mother, homesteader, and cook. She owns Thyme Herbal in Western Massachusetts where she offers online and in-person courses in herbal medicine. She is the author of Recipes from the Herbalist’s Kitchen, The Herbal Homestead Journal and The Everyday living Series (posters and zines for the home). You can find her at ThymeHerbal.com.
Bristol is a knitting designer and teacher from Portland, Maine. Her work focuses on the intersection of classic tailoring and innovative technique, and has been published by Quince and Co. and in Wool People by Brooklyn Tweed as well as Pom Pom Quarterly, Interweave Knits, Amirisu, and many more. You can find her at bristolivy.com and on Twitter and Instagram @bristolivy.
Brigitte West is a wandering writer and illustrator with roots in Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. Her work centers on human diversity and the meeting of the modern everyday with our natural landscape. She is always on the lookout for interesting patterns and objects to sneak into her visual work. See more at www.brigittewest.com.
Bridget Rose McKeen
While showing her three children how to sustain the family farm, forest and Earth, Bridget lives by the motto “Use less. Do More.” Don’t bother looking on facebook; she isn’t there. Whether writing, gardening, hatching chickens, sewing diapers or playing the accordion, she is usually somewhere between New Montville, Maine and the top of Hogback Mountain.
Brian W. Ferry
Brian is a New York City-based freelance photographer. He shoots a variety of subjects for personal, editorial and commercial projects, including interiors, portraits, art, design and travel stories. His current enthusiasms include (in no particular order): The Durutti Column, Mumbai New York Scranton by Tamara Shopsin and the films of Yasujirō Ozu.
Brett Ann Stanciu
Brett is a sugarmaker and believer in home gardens and using clotheslines. She lives in northern Vermont with her two daughters. Her novel, Hidden View, was published by Green Writers Press in 2015. Read her blog at stonysoilvermont.com.
Beth is a graphic designer, artist, and educator. She believes in using design to promote understanding and further ideas. She lives for research, making, and the fluidity of learning.
Beth lives in Portland, Maine with her husband, not yet two-year-old son, and old dog Whiskey. She is an avid nester, contented caretaker, and swimmer of oceans.
She believes that anything is possible if you have the courage to try it. She believes in bringing it on. And TRUST. In general. She is deeply influenced by eighties-era portrayals of young girls. Pippi Longstocking. Punky Brewster. Little Orphan Annie. Fiery red hair. A will to make things happen and enjoy doing them. And a costume that always included kneesocks.
Beth spends her days farming in midcoast Maine. She continually scribbles sentences in pocket-sized notebooks, with the hope of being able to decipher them later. She loves the integration of land, food, and community and strives to use language to describe this great web. Follow her at . dandelionspringfarm.com.
Beth's encaustic paintings explore home as a personal narrative by examining our connections to our surroundings, to one another and to the natural world. She builds layers of meaning by combining ephemera, oil paint and beeswax. She lives just north of Chicago with her husband, three children and six hens. See more at tangledskystudio.blogspot.com.
Bennett is a singing farmer from Maine who for twenty years has explored, researched and taught worksongs as part of daily life. His paper cuttings help imagine a world where the folk arts are once again a regular feature on farms, in kitchens and at the table. Check out his work at worksongs.org and bennettkonesni.com.