Peace Roots
shared lives, shared fortunes
permanent culture of peace
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Louis Kerns
Farm Roots
roots of communal history
what are they up to?
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  • Selected studies of The Farm by Albert Bates:
  • Technological Innovations in a Rural Intentional Community
  • Post-Communal Economic Experiments at The Farm
  • J.Edgar Hoover and The Farm
  • Intentional Community to Ecovillage
  • A Brief in the Western District of Texas
  • A Training Center for Ecovillages
  • Selected studies of The Farm by others:
  • Manhood in the Age of Aquarius 1965–83
  • Farmie: Roots Tales from a Telepathic Collective
  • Communal Living in the Late 60s and Early 70s
  • Pronatalism, Midwifery, and Synergistic Marriage Spiritual Enlightenment and Sexual Ideology on The Farm
  • America's Communal Religions: The Farm
  • Where the Counterculture Met the New Economy
  • “Walking the Contradiction,”an independent class project by first year students at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio
  • Lifestyle

    Voices from the Farm
    Read the history of The Farm in the words of those who spawned it.


    View a short video clip (MediaPlayer) from 1973

    Old Farm Hands:
    Their parents left San Francisco 30 years ago to build a utopia in rural Tennessee. Now some of the products of that grand experiment -- their children -- have come back.

    image by Justin Fox Burks

    Memphis Flyer NOVEMBER 22, 2007

    Old Age of Aquarius

    "Who are these people who have managed to live so well on so little while contributing so much to vegetarians and others worldwide? In truth, they're a bunch of aging hippies.

    "This community, so far ahead of its time, is the Farm, an experiment in communal living that began in 1971 when most of the current residents were still college students in San Francisco."

    -- Sharon Bloyd-Peshkin, writing in The Vegetarian Times.   
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    Manhood in the Age of Aquarius
    Masculinity in Two Countercultural Communities, 1965–83
    by Tim Hodgdon
    is now a free download.

    This is the definitive historical study of the early days of The Farm by Dr. Tim Hodgson, supported by American Historical Association's award of a 2003 Gutenberg-e Prize and the Center for Communal Studies at the University of Southern Indiana, among others.

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