The Farm Then and Now

then_and_now_cover-500The Farm Then and Now presents the story of a group that has defied the odds, blending idealism with a practical approach to intentional community and creating a model for sustainable living.

Just as the Summer of Love opened their hearts and minds, The Farm continues as a school of change, demonstrating ways to operate collectively in terms of:

  • Community government, Resolving differences and disputes
  • Land stewardship and management
  • Health care, building and infrastructure
  • Cooperation, compassion and spiritual values.
  • Table of Contents

For humans to survive as a species, we must re-learn the skills needed to work together; the lessons of The Farm can be applied in any community or organization. The Farm Then and Now addresses both the successes and shortcomings of this unique ongoing social experiment, showing how what was once the largest commune in the world has evolved into an exceptional example of living lightly on the earth.

In my book, “The Farm Then and Now, A Model for Sustainable Living,” I examine the building blocks of community. It is my hope that people young and old will be inspired to follow their dreams and maximize their potential, using community as the catalyst and a way to leverage their efforts and achieve their true goals.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 : Governance
Chapter 2: Earning a Living
Chapter 3: Health Care Taking Care of Each Other
Chapter 4: Health and Diet
Chapter 5: Housing and Construction
Chapter 6: Membership
Chapter 7: Community, Conflict and Compassion
Chapter 8: Tribal Cultures
Chapter 9: Following the Spiritual Path
Chapter 10: Ecovillages and Permaculture
Chapter 11: The Future Farm

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