Lauren Plantan

Lauren Plantan

What do you do for fun?

I love being outside, working in my garden. I have six raised beds for vegetables and herbs, and I am slowly converting my grass over to a native plant pollinator garden. I also enjoy hanging out with my dogs, exploring new restaurants, biking, playing games and reading.

What are your favorite quotes?

+ “A teacher comes, they say, when you are ready. And if you ignore its presence, it will speak to you more loudly. But you have to be quiet to hear.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer

+ “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall

If you could be anywhere right now, where would it be?

Camping! I am a big fan of Minnesota’s state parks. My husband and I have a homemade teardrop trailer that we tow around, complete with a back hatch that we use as a mini kitchen. I love waking up slowly, planning out hikes, cooking fun meals in our dutch oven over hot coals, and taking in all of the beautiful scenery.

If we had a Media Minefield talent show, what would your talent be?

High kicks. I was on a dance team, and the kick routines were always my favorite.

Guilty pleasure?

Eating hot Cheetos. They’re so delicious, so spicy, and so red.

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