I and others are working to start agriculture based communes. Our communes are distinguished by offering members online courses in various fields, as well as having a farming/gardening work component. A second distinguishing characteristic is the communes are in suburban settings, with rural outposts.
Throughout American history, there have been communes. Prof. Timothy Miller’s trilogy of books covering communes over a period of one hundred years amply attests to this. We’re trying to start one more.
Yet, we’re still in the formation phase. I call a commune in formation a protocommune.
My protocommune is called Reckon
I decided it might be helpful to myself, and for others living in protocommunes elsewhere, to be in communication about our respective efforts to upgrade to full commune status.
In line with that, we have scheduled teleconferences. We use social media, as well, to explore in more detail some of the subjects we discuss in the calls.
Here are the details for the teleconference:
The teleconference runs from noon 12:00 pm EDT to 1:00 pm, Sun – Fri.
Callers have to submit their request to join before the call.
This is the number to call to join the teleconference:
This is the conference ID to enter at the prompt:
The mnemonic for the conference ID is C0mmune# where “0” is the zero key.
Check back here for the exact schedule of the calls, or send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org for regular updates. Once you sign up, you can also call the teleconference and enter the ID to get a recorded message about the topics being discussed.
If you are having trouble signing in, you can text me during the call at 240-850-5386.
The purpose of these calls is to create an alliance of protocommunes where people are living minimally and off the land. People who call in can learn about communal living in general, can get to know each other, and can work together to figure out how they are going to transition and transform their protocommune to full commune status.