Last updated: November 17, 2015 (1 week ago)
Listing created on: March 14, 2005
Red Earth Farms
(Rutledge, Missouri, United States)
- Status: Established (At least 4+ adults, 2+ years
- Started Planning: 2005
- Start Living Together: 2005
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://redearthfarms.org
- Phone: 660-883-5870
- Community Address:
1 Smith Rd
Rutledge, Missouri, 63563
Visitors accepted: Yes
Contact us (email preferred). Please see http://www.redearthfarms.org/visiting/ for more info about visiting.
Open to new Members: Yes
After an initial visit, a person writes a letter of intent, has a residency forum at which the decision is made whether or not the person can become a resident. A person must be a resident on the land for six months before they are able to request membership. Only members are able to lease land.
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.