Mourne Grange is a village community of more than 130 people, where mainly mentally disadvantaged adults live and work together with coworkers and families. Nobody in the community receives wages, but the community provides for individual needs, which can vary from person to person. Volunteers staying for a year or less receive pocket money.
Life in the various households is like that of an extended family. The farm, vegetable gardens, and orchards, as well as village store, laundry, and bakery, all serve the needs of the community. There are craft workshops like weavery, basketry, pottery, and woodwork shop where products are made for sale in the community's craft shop and elsewhere.
The Christian festivals, along with the seasons and a rich cultural life, are celebrated together. The work of Rudolf Steiner, an Austrian philosopher, educator, and humanitarian (1861---1925) gave the underlying principles to the striving of this community. There is a foundation course in anthroposophy and social therapy on offer, and with a Waldorf Steiner kindergarten and school carried by the community the educational impulse is very much alive. Other initiatives embraced by the Community are div. therapies, biodynamic farming, and anthroposophical medicines.
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