Formed: 1972 Established: 1972
This page last updated:5/25/2010
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Alpha Farm is an extended-family-style community on 280 acres in the Coast Range of Oregon. Consensus, our decision-making process, is also a metaphor for the ideal world we seek to create here--and so help create in the larger world. We seek to honor and respect the spirit in all people and in nature; to nurture harmony within ourselves, among people, and with the Earth; and to integrate all of life into a balanced whole. We value service and work as love made visible. Group process is a strong point; we meet regularly for business.
Founded in 1972, we average fifteen to twenty five adults and three to six children. New people participate in an internship of three or six months followed by a year as residents (trial members) before becoming eligible for membership. Please contact us in regards to internship availability. Members and residents work primarily on the farm or in a community owned business (a cafe-bookstore-gift shop, farmers' markets, contract mail delivery, and a consensus and facilitation training/consulting practice) or occasionally in paid work off the farm. All income and resources are held in common. We are experimenting with different housing patterns, particularly for families; individuals have private rooms, while other living space is common; evening meals are communal.
We are open to new residents; visitors are welcome for a three-day initial visit. Please call well ahead to arrange dates.
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:5/25/2010
Visitor Process: To schedule a visit, email alpha[at]pioneer.net or call 541-964-5102. In state visitors can stay for up to three days, out of state for up to five. Please schedule well in advance, space is limited and fills quickly. For this reason, we cannot accept walk-in visitors who have not made prior arrangements.
Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: Northwest Intentional Communities Association
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):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
100% income sharing
(as provisional member; as full member - all assets up to $5000)
Land and Buildings
280 acres (113.3 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We cook for many dietary needs/food allergies and offer vegetarian, dairy free and gluten free options at all community meals.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(home schooling also an option)
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