Satira Lord '09

by Ryan Dixon '11

Showing the World

Like many an idealistic youth, senior Satira Lord says, “When I was a little kid I wanted to save the world.” As she has grown, traveled, and experienced life, the prospect of global salvation has slowly shown itself to be “very difficult”— an overwhelmingly entangled endeavor. Still, the impetus to help others is the motivating factor in Satira’s life, and farming has become her chosen medium for change.

Born and raised in Burlington, Vt., Satira first went to Prescott College, GMC’s sister Eco-league school in the Arizona desert. The psychology major decided to transfer to Green Mountain College when she learned more about the farm program here. Arriving at the start of the spring 2008 semester, she says, “I was really intimidated at first. I went to a farm meeting and saw all these cool people in Carharrts...I showed up in a skirt and a t-shirt, trying to be the cute new girl.” She begins to laugh. “I’m like, I’ve got to be wearing boots and dirty jeans!”

It didn’t take long for her connection to the farm to grow, and for her to get to know fellow crew members. “Then I started signing up for chores, and chores were awesome," she says. "Then I got the summer internship, and that was one of my best summers, farming in the sun all day with these great people.”

Satira has been a part of Cerridwen Farm ever since, contributing to everything possible and learning more than she could have imagined. “This farm has changed my life,” she says.

Finished with the major requirements for her degree, Satira is looking forward to having fun next semester. “I really like people. I really want to help. There is such a disconnect in our society. People are messed up because they don’t know how to work with their hands. Eco-psychology needs to be focused on. We need to reconnect with nature, get back to our roots, to realize what is important in life,” she says, her dark eyes glowing. “I want to show everyone what’s important. I want to show the world.”

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Men's Lacrosse
Wednesday, 4/22
vs. Daniel Webster College

Thursday, 4/23
vs. College of St. Joseph's,
4:30 p.m.

Women's Lacrosse
Friday, 4/24
at Daniel Webster College,
3:30 p.m.

Women's Softball
Wednesday, 4/22
vs. Castleton State, 3:30 p.m.

Saturday, 4/25
at U-Maine Farmington, 2 p.m.

Sunday, 4/26
at Thomas College, 12 p.m.

Men's Tennis
Wednesday, 4/22
at Lyndon State, 3:30 p.m.


Energy Healing
2 - 5 p.m., Wellness Center

Dr. William Bloom
4 p.m., Dickgiesser Room

DEEP Film Fest: Blue Vinyl
7:30 p.m., YES Coffee House

Kayak Pool Session
8:30 - 10 p.m., Waldron Pool

2:30 - 3 p.m., Chapel

Lyda Pierce
12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Chapel

Open Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

African Dance
7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

DEEP Film Fest:
Addicted to Plastic

7:30 p.m., YES Coffee House

Garlic Mustard Pull
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Poultney River

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Earth Day Workshops
10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Withey Hall &
Moses Lawn

Club Earth Day Fair
11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Withey Hall

Faculty Colloquium:
Prof. Jen Powers

12 - 1:00 p.m., Terrace 124

12 - 1 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

ABC's of Bicycle Maintenance
with Pres. Paul Fonteyn

2:30 - 5 p.m., Poultney High School

Poultney Earth Fair
2:30 - 6 p.m., Poultney High School

Vinyassa Flow Yoga
4 - 5 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Karate Club
6 - 7 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Film Screening: Lost Boys of Sudan
7 p.m., InterCultural Center

Tribal Belly Dance
7 - 8:15 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Contra Dancing
7:30 p.m., The Gorge

Garlic Mustard Pull
8 a.m. - 4 p.m., Poultney River

Faculty Exhibit
9 a.m. - 7 p.m., East Room

Morning Yoga
9 - 10 a.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Massage Therapy & Reflexology
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.,
Bogue Movement Studio

Thomas L. Benson Lecture:
Dr. Carlos Sanchez

2:30 p.m., Ackley Auditorium

Opening Reception:
"From the Forest"

3:30 p.m., Feick Fine Arts Center

Open Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Mixed Martial Arts
6:30 - 8:30 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Dedication & Inaugural Concert
8 p.m., Ackley Hall

Climate Action Plan Presentation
9:30 a.m., Dickgiesser Room

Farm Work Day & Activity
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cerridwen Farm

Faculty Exhibit
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., East Room

Inaugural Brunch
11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.,
Withey Dining Hall

Inauguration Ceremony
2 p.m., Waldron Athletic Center

Inaugural Reception
3:30 - 5 p.m., Withey Lobby

Open Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

Senior Art Exhibit:
Chris Paris

6 - 8 p.m., Surdam Art Gallery

Alumni Band Performance:
Three Tall Pines

6:30 p.m., The Gorge

Ultimate Frisbee Tournament
9 a.m. - 5 p.m., backfields

Oxen Driving Demonstration
9 a.m., Cerridwen Farm

Sustainability Tours
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Meeting Place: Withey Lobby

Student Green-Up
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.,
Meeting Place: Ames Circle

Running of the Bulls Parade
11:30 a.m., Ames Circle

Vinyassa Flow Yoga
12 - 1 p.m., Bogue Movement Studio

Performance: Sandra Wright
1 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Alumni/Student Rugby Game
1 p.m., backfields

Djembe Performance
2 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Belly Dancing Performance
2:30 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Techno by Brian
3 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Concert: The Bad Assets
4:30 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Spring Concert: Del the Funky Homosapien
6:30 p.m., Moses Hall Lawn

Honors Tea
2 - 4 p.m., Withey Dining Hall

Open Swim
6 - 8 p.m., Waldron Pool

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