We live on 45 acres with 2 houses, a cabin, an apartment, a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a barn. We have approximately 10 acres of arable farmland, 15 acres of pasture, and 25 acres of woods. We are in our fifth year of growing food for family and our surrounding community. While we are learning the lay of the land and what grows here, we are building a vision for community and seeking partners in this work and relationship. We learn from each other, from the land, from the truths and challenges we find there.
We are currently seeking co- creative agricultural and community relationships. February 2020: we are currently suspending this process as we solidify our core residential community membership and community values/vision/goals. While our hope is to grow this community over time, we are currently pausing, and will re-open hopefully some time this year. We meet weekly for shared meals and play. We spend time supporting each other in our shared and individual works. We are building a shared vision for this land and project. We are diverse in our values and lives, and we welcome our whole selves to the project of justice loving community. Here is our community classified.
Norman Carter Norman (he/him pronouns) moved up onto the land in 2013. Norman is a special educator, witch, musician, father, and champion composter.
Victoria/ v Pearson Victoria (she/they pronouns) moved to the land in 2013. v is a parent, writer, trainer and facilitator, witch, organizer, and lover of all green growing things.
Forrest Carter-Pearson Forrest (he/they pronouns) moved to the land in 2013. Forrest is a D&D fanatic, champion reader, day-dreamer and outdoor adventurer.
Fern Carter-Pearson Fern (she/they pronouns) was born in 2015, and has lived here since they were 3 days old. Fern is a unicorn lover, high femme, and deep knower of themself.
Alexa/PonyBoy Gabriel Alexa (they/them pronouns) moved onto the land in 2017. Alexa is a liberation educator of our smallest friends, trauma aware conflict transformer, lover of all things shiny, and homebody agriculturist.
Chris/feathers Siegriest feathers (they/them pronouns) moved to the land in 2018. feathers is an herbalist, witch, edge tender, and keeper of the woods.
Cassandra Wildheart Wildheart (she/they pronouns) moved to the land in 2019. Wild is a musician, witch, healer, tender of community, and lover. Janet MacLeod Janet (she/her pronouns) is our neighbor, living on the second half of the original acreage of family land here on Templeton Road. Janet is an artist, gardener, community builder, and native Vermonter.
Neil Flanders Neil (he/him pronouns) is our neighbor. Neil is a graphic designer, student of Jung, gardener, wild mushroom hunter, hiker, and cultivator of appreciation for nature from a non-anthropocentric perspective.
Bill Bill is our resident cat, curmudgeon, mouser, and ruler of us all-- or at least Bill thinks so.