Families, organizations, communities, and movements are empowered by a deep connection to land, food, and community.
➢ Urban youth organizers have open space and a farm to which they can retreat.
➢ Families and children can learn how their food is produced, where it is grown, and actually participate in the process.
➢ Seasonal gatherings unite diverse sectors of New England’s social justice community.
➢ Refugee elders find solace and empowerment in passing down their agricultural knowledge base.
➢ Food-related businesses are formed and supported, as cooperatives or as fund-raising streams for organizations.
➢ Friends and families make their own jams and pickles.
➢ Bartering goods and services internally within our communities replace meaningless credit card swipes at Walmart.
➢ Everyone, and every organization and movement, develops a greater level of autonomy and self-determination
➢ Our microcosm serves as a model for how we can anchor our families, organizations, communities, and movements in an autonomous food system.
To build an inspirational farm and retreat center that can serve as a hub for local food distribution, meetings, events, retreats, and transformative gatherings.
Orientation At The Farm (and in life)
- Open your connection to the power and gift of land
- Identify emotional, spiritual blockage and trauma, and work towards healing
- Love, forgive, and show compassion for yourself
- Nourish your body with real food, your spirit with true joy
- Strive for appropriate exercise and physical health
- Cultivate mindfulness, balance, and presence
- Do whatever you have to do to find your highest purpose in life
- Design an expansive, abundant and clairvoyant vision
- Shape, re-invent and re-discover yourself, daily if that’s what it takes
- Be in community, give to community, receive from community
- Align the fight of your life with the movement fight needed for the people and the planet