Formed: 2003 Established: 2003
This page last updated:4/16/2013
(Ozark County - We are down two miles of gravel road.)
We are a small egalitarian community and Certified Naturally Grown farm established in June 2003 and located on 110 acres in the hills of Ozark County, Missouri. We raise dairy goats, egg chickens, ducks, and various vegetables using local organic inputs and no-till design. We work to put the principles of permaculture into daily practice, using clean and renewable energy resources and recycling our waste as best we can. For example, we compost our human manure; we use a windmill to pump our well water.
We offer a wide range of work experiences in gardening, food processing, construction, milking, cheesemaking, forestry, salvage, maintenance, and cooking.
We envision and work for a community which embraces the following values:
• Living simply in harmony with our environment, considering sustainability, ecology, and the effect of our actions on the next seven generations;
• Living with a positive, loving focus, resolving our differences non-violently, valuing cooperation and sharing, and fostering respect, honesty and responsibility in all relationships;
• Encouraging and supporting individual creative expression and spiritual development, enjoying each other, and celebrating each person's unique contribution to community.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:4/16/2013
(You may need to bring a tent.)
Visitor Process: Contact us by email or telephone a week or two in advance of your visit. Please plan to work while you are here.
FEC: Federation of Egalitarian Communities
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
(meaning unanimous agreement)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(From each according to ability)
Land and Buildings
(ridge between two creeks)
110 acres (44.5 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(ALL the time, unless one of us is off the farm)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
(We eat what we have consensus to grow and buy, what's local and in season.)
(We're omnivorous but frugal, and emphasize food we've grown ourselves or traded with neighbors. We only eat meat that was raised humanely, and not a lot of that.)
(We have eight holidays a year on which alcohol consumption is allowed, but otherwise it is not considered appropriate.)
(We wish to remain smoke free.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(A certain reverence for the earth is essential, but no formal creed is necessary. All who value love, kindness, and non-violence are welcome.)
(Parents' discretion, with consensus.)
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