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Meher Baba Institute July 18, 2015

Filed under: Uncategorized — indorfpf @ 12:37 pm

I just visited a spiritual retreat in South Carolina called the Meher Baba Institute. [http://www.mehercenter.org/] They also have satellite campuses in California. The Center is more spiritual based as opposed to focusing on farming. What I thought was neat was that they have 550+ acres right outside of a major urban area, Charleston SC. They have free housing for up to two weeks for registered guests. So if you guys ever find yourself in that area, think about checking them out, it’s a very nice compound. Just ignore the cultish aspects and mind the snakes and spiders! 🙂 – Phil


Where are we now? May 7, 2015

Filed under: Vision — serif @ 9:56 am

Hello beloveds (if any of you still get notifications from WP)!

I’m thinking of you. It’s several years since anyone has posted here and since I’ve really talked to any of you about what your vision for the future is. Time has certainly moved all of us. I’d love to know what your dreams/ visions for the future are now, be they community/ farmy or otherwise.

As for me, I’m still rowing the ol’ knew. Probably less grandly moved by time than the rest of you. A licensed acupuncturist now and in a transition that leaves me a bit adrift in it’s openness. The future is a vast tumble of possibilities and my ideas how mine could be steered are many and simple as ever. To reduce suffering, to live quietly, to find/ create a community of deep connection aanndd probably to have a couple goats. What I really want (an artful and compassionate life) can be so unspecific and moldable that I’m taking some time to search for some specificity – a place I love, some special opportunity or maybe I’ll just start from wherever/ whoever I am when I feel it’s time to choose and begin the next phase

I’d love to know what you are all dreaming of/ planning/ working toward if you have a moment and feel inclined.



Farm-spiration September 28, 2012

Filed under: Uncategorized — serif @ 9:10 pm

Also! I’m collecting farm-spiring images that you might enjoy:






Self-Sufficient Homesteading Article

Filed under: Uncategorized — serif @ 6:22 pm

This little article is simple, sweet and inspiring, so I thought I’d share. 

I love you all!



The prettiest house? Maybe! December 14, 2011

Filed under: Architecture,Art,Examples — serif @ 6:37 pm

I found this. Underground dome. So lovely.






a good read June 10, 2011

Filed under: Examples,Farms,Social Structure,Vision — lily @ 11:16 am

http://www.thefarm.org/general/farmfaq.html   hey love monkeys, these are the explanations of The Farm (which is the ecovillage of Albert Bates, one of my teachers in Belize). I just read through this and like the matter of fact tone and the perspective. Check it out.












Notes from the Brainstorm on May 13th, 2011 May 23, 2011

In attendance: Clara, Phil, Lily, Ilyse

What follows are the rough notes from the whiteboard with some minor fleshing out. They are definitely NOT exhaustive, so comment away and add MORE FLESH!!

Found this by googling "happy farm." It was like the only picture that wasn't of Farmville.

Mission Statement Brainstorm:

-awesome people necessary

-chill house, chill people, chill space


-own mindspace

-place to have a career

-community of people

-Life as Art

-mundane as art, day to day life as art

-sharing resources

-especially occasional use stuff

-mutual reliance

-sharing work

-community interface

-still have privacy

-public/space vs. private space

-perhaps a system where there are times of the year that are private, or parts of the property that are designated as public/priate spaces

-beautiful place, safe, ease, people

-commitment, flexibility, empowerment

-hoard of children in the woods

-life I’m not ashamed of!


-how outward facing do we want it?

-naturally built


-trees and flowing water

-somewhere between rural and urban

-creating IC neighborhood

-“I look around and I don’t see anything I want to join, so I want to make it!”

-sister communities

-founding a nation


-how much food are we going to grow?

-integrating gardening practice into daily life

-clear communication in expectations and responsibilities

-globally-recognized institute

-of living, of exploring, of community

-open spaces and sprawling property with paths, sculptures/sculptural structures, and sites for gathering, meditation, exploration