let’s start a collective
re: this post about starting a commune that has over 1,000 notes in 5 hours.
i have been thinking about starting a collective for a while. lately i’ve been writing in my notebook late at night some outlines for my ideas.
the collective is called pinecones in my head. this is a sample script for a crowd funding campaign to spread the word, gather support, and get monies:
»we are pinecones.
»we seed resilient communities by creating environments that nurture cohesion and bonding.
»we practice compassion, self -love, yoga, instruments, tending the land, and more.
»we transform culture from chaos into balance and equilibrium.
»we believe our locality is our bridge between self and world.
»we need your energy.
»we need affirmative connections that nourish our creative process.
»we need your good vibes, hands, hearts, minds, and pockets.
»if you feel inspired, we need you to follow that impulse.
»we are pinecones, and we are the future, now.
what needs to happen:
1. circle of people form and resolve to make this happen.
2. agree upon a direction (create a plan).
3. pretty sure the plan needs to acquire land.
4. go go go - maintain this vision and input energy daily to achieve. this means love, labor, money, hands, and seeds.
stuff pinecones do:
**superuse of industrial and not-so-unity minded designs
**bicycle energy cyclers and transforms, ie bicycle blenders and petal powered music festivals
**natural built amphitheater for shows and open mics and theater and
**BEES - honey, medicine balls, salve made with wax O.O
**constant art exhibition
**stone ground, raw, dehydrated, sprouted, & fire cooked food from the local tierra
**medicinal herbal teas lounge from “weeds” and local plants
**dancing dancing dancing
**natural dye lab
**upcycled art center
**permaculture and natural farming land stewardship
**basket weaving, knitting, sewing, crocheting
**free community gathering space
**all our dreams ever
other notes: this can spread seeds like a dandelion across the land. this could become a network of homestead/tribes/communities that function like a occupy, except we own (or maybe not) the land and instead of getting torn down every day, it builds over time, growing like the forest. people can travel and live and stay and move and follow where they are called. all it needs is the people willing to put in the work and the determination to make it happen.
(photo cred: me, taken two years ago at freewheelin’ farm just north of santa cruz, california.)