Meet Our Fall Residents

11 Mar

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Inanc Tekguc from Cyprus was the second resident this fall. As he said in his application:

I am visiting this side of the Atlantic at a time when I seek personal regeneration and growth, which I think is a necessity for many of us on a regular basis like welcoming a favorite season, for “refreshing the spirit”. For the past five years I have found this reviving feeling, at the Global Environments Summer Academy, a gathering of change-makers from around the world who are environmentally and socially active and caring. While we take a break from GESA this year, I hope to find similar inspiration in my travels in Northern America.

Inanc is a tremendously talented film maker, you can see from his work for GDF

While at Treleven he did a deliberate series of time lapse photographs at various locations on the farm.  We look forward to seeing this work someday, but Inanc ran up against customs and immigration services, who would not let him back into the United States after he made a short visit to Montreal to see friends. Treleven Board member Susannah McCandless has been able to reconnect with him out side of the US, but we are very distressed by the way he was treated here.


Treleven was delighted to welcome Holly Baldwin, director of Beacon Hill Friends House in Boston as our first fall resident.  Holly proposed using the quiet of the farm, and the support of Treleven Board members, as a way to plan out the three month sabbatical that she had recently been offered. While here, she spent lots of time walking/hiking, reading, and enjoying the solitude. For 11 years she directed BHFH, an intentional community of 21 people. As she said “when you live where you work, and are responsible for the well being of your community, there is little time or space for quiet contemplation”.  You can read more about BHFH and Holly’s thoughtful articles here:  Beacon Hill Friends House.

As you will see from the post, her sabbatical opened up so many new avenues of thought that she has decided to take a new step in her career. We were grateful to be one of the way stations on her journey toward new experiences.


Applications for creative residencies are accepted on a rolling basis. The typical spring residency coincides with lambing season, which begins March 23 in 2017. You can find the details for applying on the June 24 blog post.

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