Maine Coast Semester

Megan Phillips

Farm & Woodlot Manager


Megan Phillips

Megan manages Chewonki’s diversified farm, integrating participants into the daily work required to tend to the livestock, vegetables, and woodlot.   She first came to Chewonki in 2007 to teach for the Outdoor Classroom program and to lead extended wilderness trips, including the five-week long George River Expedition in northern Quebec and Labrador. Megan believes in the re-elevation of the work of the hands and the relevancy of on-farm education, where students engage the head, heart, and hands in meaningful work.  

A native of the south, Megan studied elementary education at Furman University and earned her graduate degree in environmental education from the Audubon Expedition Institute.  Megan taught elementary school in South Carolina and coordinated school gardening projects and farm education programs for Calypso Farm and Ecology Center in Ester, Alaska.


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What Brought Me to Chewonki?

Living in Chewonki’s Gatehouse – the 1860s farmhouse attached to the barn – Megan feels a deep connection to this land and its history.  She appreciates opportunities to share good food with friends, to finish abandoned quilts, and to knit, Nordic ski, swim, and read through the seasons.    

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