Photos from “THE FARM” in Summertown, Tennessee

Sun design on a side of the round strawbale house
Sun design on a side of the round strawbale house

“The Farm” is the oldest (formal) intentional community in the United States. Founded in 1971, it covers 6 square miles of beautiful rolling hills near Summertown, Tennessee. Thus it’s been 43 years in the making — forming, storming, norming and performing. As one of the men we spoke with put it, “Any issue that can arise in a community — they’ve experienced it.”

My partner and I have visited The Farm to participate in “The Farm Experience” weekend; below is a glimpse of what lies beyond “The Farm” gates… Continue reading Photos from “THE FARM” in Summertown, Tennessee

The most inspiring film you will see this year

The Man Who Planted Trees

A wonderful film in which a lonely shepherd brings new life into a desolate valley (from Frédéric Back, Canada 1987, 30 Min). Narrated by Christopher Plummer. (via tvarchive1)

Part 1

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