Red Earth Farms
Rutledge, Missouri, United States
- Last updated: February 23, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: March 14, 2005
It also means we respect the diversity among us. We hope this freedom of implementation will result in a number of different models of sustainable systems. Though we encourage cooperation, it is rarely obligatory. Individuals, families, and income-sharing communities make decisions about their own leasehold, and everyone can participate in decisions affecting the wider Red Earth Farms community. The issues upon which we seek full community agreement are few.
Many of our members are aiming to generate a high percentage of our own food, as well as shelter, fuel, clothing, tools, and other essentials. Nonviolence, permaculture, feminism, independence, and our personal spiritual paths are important to us.
We are located on 76 acres of rolling hills, with five ponds, several wooded areas, and a small creek. We are on a gravel road less than a mile from Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage and about three miles from Sandhill Farm. We have neighborly relationships with these communities; we share gardening tips, potluck dinners, frisbee games, and other social gatherings. We are open to visitors and we welcome individuals, families, and those of nontraditional lifestyles. We have some availability for new incoming members and are particularly interested in self-motivated folks with a pioneering spirit and a desire to homestead in a community of like-minded neighbors.
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years)
- Started Planning: 2005
- Start Living Together: 2005
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
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- Website address: http://redearthfarms.org
- Phone: 660-883-5870
- Community Address:
1 Smith Rd
Rutledge, Missouri, 63563
- Type(s): Unspecified, or Other
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: No
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: No
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: No
- Open to members with existing debt: Yes
- Additional Comments:
There are income-sharing subgroups.
We meet labor needs voluntarily on a case by case basis.
The buy-in amount is variable based on land use; financing options are available. Residents are charged $10/month residency fee.
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Energy sources: Solar, Wind
- Planned renewable energy generation: 50-75%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Food produced locally: Between 26-49%
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Good for some people.
- Shared meals: About once a week
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Sometimes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.
- Additional Diet Comments:
some of our members aim to approach 100% of their own food production
- Education Style(s): Home Schooling, Public Schooling, Up to each family or individual
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
Community Network or Organization Affiliations
The Fellowship for Intentional Community (FIC)
Sandhill Farm, Dandelion, Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage