By Douglas Stevenson
In the summer time of affection in San Francisco's Haight-Asbury, a charismatic younger hippie by means of the identify of Stephen Gaskin introduced "Monday evening Class"—a weekly occasion which drew jointly an eclectic mixture of truth-seekers and flower childrens. quickly the category grew to become a caravan, and after traveling the rustic this colourful workforce made up our minds to hunt a plot of land and located a commune in accordance with their shared values. hence was once born The Farm in Summertown, Tennessee.
The Farm Then and Now provides the tale of a gaggle that has defied the chances, mixing idealism with a realistic method of intentional neighborhood and making a version for sustainable dwelling. simply because the Monday evening periods taught scholars to open their hearts and minds, The Farm keeps as a college of swap, demonstrating how one can function jointly in phrases of:
- Land, water, and stewardship
- Health care, development, and infrastructure
- Cooperation, compassion, and non secular values
For people to outlive as a species, we needs to relearn the abilities had to interact; the teachings of The Farm will be utilized in any group or association. The Farm Then and Now addresses either the successes and shortcomings of this particular ongoing social scan, displaying how what used to be the biggest commune on the earth has developed into a good instance of residing frivolously at the earth.
Douglas Stevenson has been a member of The Farm neighborhood for 40 years. His corporation eco-friendly lifestyles Retreats hosts the Farm adventure Weekend and different educational seminars approximately sustainable living.