About Through The Seasons

Nature has already written the playbook of how to live on our planet. Learning to pay attention to what she is teaching is where it all begins.

Through the years, writer, teacher, and gardener Megan Gilger has spent time with hands in the soil, learning and listening to the rhythms and whims of nature on her 15 acres in Leelanau County, Michigan.

In 2016, Megan left the world of being an influencer and consciously chose to return to a life aligned with her ethos and values to bring the world closer to the soil again. Megan has taught gardening on her platform, Fresh Exchange, for years after being a lifestyle blogger. The consumerism world that coincides with this sort of career didn’t align with how she wanted to be an example to her children.

Megan felt called to land home in Leelanau for years. When it finally became possible, she and her partner, Mike, made it their home with their 2 children, 2 dogs, and chickens. In the wake of this change, she reconnected with the seasons and rhythms that made up her childhood in northern Michigan. Over time, the Eastern White Pines boughs spoke lessons on her daily hikes and skis in winter. The garden healed the past loss and grief of her grandfather, who left too soon. The stars spoke of her place in the world. Her reconnecting with a life with nature allowed her to see how the seasons have a lesson to teach us about how to live in even a modern and damaged world.

Through the Seasons was begun because Megan wanted to connect the lessons she has learned and is learning as she navigates the complications of being human in our modern world while making it practical and easy for anyone in the world to begin their own journey to do the same.

In her free newsletter, you will receive a weekly email about a lesson or way to pay attention to the seasons, a prompt to guide your week in thought and observation while sharing the things that are connecting and resonating in that week for her.

If you become a paid subscriber, expect to be taken on the journey of diving into the intentions and purposes nature gives us. You will get insight into Megan’s notebooks and journals, chances to connect in live events and chats with Megan and other subscribers, and engage in a deeper conversation.

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Helping you cultivate a deeper connection to self through the rhythms of the seasons


Megan Gilger

Bringing you back to nature through reflections on seasons and the garden from the ever-changing landscape of the seasons on the western shore of northern Michigan.