Last updated: January 22, 2016 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: November 8, 2010
(Finley, Washington, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2010
- Start Living Together: 2010
- Visitors accepted: Yes, rarely
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Please read the details in Membership below before contacting this community.
- Business, Project, or Organization: http://www.nexus-farm.com
- Contact Name: Forgotten
- Community Address:
Finley, Washington, 99337
Human rights, equality and justice
We will create a new society in which the general population will take control of it’s own destiny and concern itself with community interests guided by values of solidarity, sympathy, and concern for others; democracy and freedom are essential to survival; and we use our knowledge about human behaviour to create a social environment in which we shall live productive and creative lives without jeopardizing the chances that those who follow us will be able to do the same.
We are a non-profit community which has incorporated the Twin Oaks legal framework, the universal declaration of human rights, and we are open to all people. We named our community Forgotten because it serves people forgotten by society, namely people who are landless, homeless, unemployed, without savings or income, but they are willing to work. We also serve others who love nature as well as people who want to forget the suffering and injustice of societies based on material gain. Even so, we accept all people regardless of their previous situation so long as they live up to their responsibilities.
Update for 2012: We are currently in E. WA working on a small farm, hoping the skills we learn will be useful one day when we get a magic land grant.
Update for 2014: We’ve spent the last 3 years working a farm. We have built a geodesic dome greenhouse, a chicken tractor, a micro-vineyard, a micro orchard, a permaculture garden, and now a legal pot farm. We’ve been through a lot including wire-worms, powdery mildew, herbicide-resistant weeds, pesticide-resistant pets, overspray from neighbors, colony collapse disorder(from overspray?), coyotes, etc.
Update for 2015: We worked out the bugs in the geodesic dome greenhouse and it is now a year-round producer of tomatoes, chilis, and medicinal herbs. The pot farm yielded 50kg of high quality usable marijuana. We got a processor license so we can sell direct to retail stores. We plan to roll out farm automation and so far have replaced accountants, HR, warehouse, and secretaries with software and soon the drones will be doing disease identification in plants as well as automatic spraying. Now we’re focusing on sales and doubling our production. We got an additional 50% canopy increase so we will also be focusing on how to expand into that in 2016. Wow, what a ride it has been so far.