Miles Teitge took his first steps in the old growth forests of Vashon Island, WA. and was transplanted to the Idaho high mountain desert in 1983. Graduating from the Community School ‘93, he took up surf in Kauai, trekked India, and biked across the U.S. to study Anthroposophy for a year at “Camphill Village” in Copake, N.Y. This is a Rudolph Steiner inspired community, serving those with special needs. This was also the home of “Turtle Tree Seeds”, which grows BioDynamic seeds. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in education at Antioch University, while volunteering at the Seattle Tilth Children’s Garden. Miles interned at the Herb Pharm in Williams, Oregon, and continued his education at Seed School(Via local legend Bill McDormant), and the Fungi Perfecti mushroom cultivation course(With visionary Paul Stamets). He joined The Mountain Schoolshortly after it opened, inspired to learn and teach principles of permaculture and the gardening arts. Be it cultivating vegetables, gathering medicinal herbs, grafting trees, laying out hugelkulture beds, bee-tending, greenhouse design, poultry care, humanure composting, worm wrangling or the like, there is a life time of learning on this path! He and Sweet Clover teacher, Jessica Banks, are the proud parents of SMS student Edyn Crow Teitge. Miles is delighted to continue with the Syringa Mountain School “Sustainability Arts” program and plans to share his deep reverence for the natural world, plant fruit for future generations, and grow the largest watermelon the W.R. Valley has ever seen in 2017!