Meet a FLATmate: Curiosity and Inspiration

BRITTANY: I am interested in ethnography, social justice, political ecology. I read a lot of critical theory. I miss the desert. I love walking long distances to hot springs or swimming holes. I like thinking about astrology and the moon. I enjoy sharing meals and hangin’ out by a fire…   During the few years…

Cold Days and Big Plans

  It’s cold outside, our gardens are buried deep in snow, and our pellet stoves are lit. At the  FLAT, winter is a time for getting cozy and cooking delicious food, for playing hard in the snow, and for making plans for this semester and the coming spring. Last weekend the FLATmates headed out to…

Meet a FLATmate: Made in Montana

I’m a born and raised Missoulian with the Chaco Tan and Semi-Broken down Subaru to prove it. At UM I study both geology and astronomy (earth + space) because 1. I LOVE mountains and 2. The voice of Carl Sagan told me so. I’m an avid traveler. After high school I sold my car and…

Meet a FLATmate: Trees and Grub

I love wide open spaces and lying under trees. I love being places where you can’t hear cars and you can be absorbed into a trail system and feel like you could go endlessly. I also love good food: growing it, cooking it, sharing it, eating it. At UM I’m in the EVST masters program,…

Meet a FLATmate: Called to the Wild

  STEPHANIE – I grew up in small town North Carolina, surrounded by kin-folk, collard greens, steep granite slopes, soil-rich bluffs, and rolling cattle pasture. Western Carolina pales in ‘wild’ comparison to the Rocky Mountain West, but the Blue Ridge Mountains are majestic and mysterious in ways all their own. When I stumbled across Montana, specifically…

Meet a FLATmate: Planting Perennials

IAN – Barefoot in the forest, that’s how you’ll find me. Back home in Western Washington that is. Out here in Montana my toes haven’t gotten quite as much air time as I’d like. In my first year here at UM, I was lucky enough to find the FLAT, which pretty much perfectly sums up…

Meet a FLATmate: Forging a New Path

SOPHIE Born in Missoula, raised in the Wild – some may say that I am all-around just a little bit different. If I am not tending to the chickens or wandering aimlessly through the garden, you may find me planning my next adventure. I believe travel is key to gain new perspectives, and it allows…