Last updated: July 5, 2013 (2 years ago)
Listing created on: December 31, 1999
(Rutledge, Missouri, United States)
- Status: Established
- Started Planning: 1973
- Start Living Together: 1974
- Visitors accepted: Yes
- Open to new Members: Yes
- Website address: http://www.sandhillfarm.org/
- Contact Name: visitors
- Phone: 660-883-5543
RR 1 Box 155
Rutledge, Missouri, 63563-9755
Visitors accepted: Yes
Please see our website (sandhillfarm.org) and read about our visiting process. We do most of our visitor correspondence through email.
Open to new Members: Yes
Caring, Hardworking, Fun
Our income is derived from foods we produce (sorghum, honey, garlic, mustard, eggs, garden produce and value added condiments), timber sales, and from organic farm inspection, administrative work for the Fellowship for Intentional Community, group process consulting, new farmer consulting, and occasional work for neighbors.
We like to keep our lifestyle simple and healthy. We currently have a primarily vegetarian diet, supplemented by meat from small-scale animal husbandry and our local deer.
We tend to work hard and get satisfaction from providing for ourselves as much as we can while maintaining close ties with neighbors, friends, and other communities.
We enjoy regular celebrations and social occasions, including weekly dinners with Dancing Rabbit, a 15-year-old ecovillage, and Red Earth Farms, a five-year-old land trust community, both just three miles away. We also are getting to know the folks at Possibility Alliance and their local community of sustainable farmers in the LaPlata area, about 35 miles away.
Sandhill is active in the communities, organics and political resistance movements. Core values include cooperation, tolerance, nonviolence, honesty, good communication and sustainable land stewardship.
We hold meetings weekly during the growing season and as-needed during the off season. We make major decisions by consensus and keep in touch informally around meals and daily activities. We strive to balance pulling together with supporting individual choices and idiosyncrasies.
We are somewhat open to new members. Because we are a small group, any addition has a big impact. Our process is slow, as we want to make sure of a good fit before we make any commitment.
A visit for one week can be arranged during the growing season (we like to take a break from visitors during the winter). Please write a detailed introduction of yourself and see our website for more information.