re:Source is more than a farm.
Re:Source is a farm sanctuary that exists to reconnect humanity to themselves, each other, the Land, and the more-than-human communities that populate our bioregion.
Our vision is to create a community that is connected and joyful. We foster a welcoming environment for all (especially the marginalized and oppressed) to come explore their best selves through workshops, events, and other hosted activities.
We value closed-loop agricultural practices that maintain and increase the fertility and healthful longevity of the Land.
We value the creative and positive perspectives of traditionally marginalized and oppressed people as bringing something unique and precious to the table.
We value and respect all life and work to give it a Voice. Our communal decision-making processes center around open and non-violent communication, non-hierarchical power structures, and intentional participation. When we listen and respect one another that includes other-than-human Voices when deciding right practices on the Land.
We value play, joy, leisure, and personal enjoyment as sacred- equally with the hard work of farming and building infrastructure and community.
The Island of Misfit Toys
The beings who live, love, and work here (top to bottom, left to right)
Aaron (he/him): Cultivator and dream enabler
Corum (they/them): Facilities, food and beverage program at Market on Main; production at Haven Herbs
Lily (she/her): general manager at Market on Main, herbalist for Haven Herbs;
Oberyn (they/them): chef and magic maker
Rowan (he/him): resident teen, livestock wrangler, unschooler
Fourfoots: Gwyn and Ana, Nyx, Monster, Ginny, Grimalkin, Moose
Flockington: many chickens, 13 ducks, and 2 geese (all have names)
Avian-Americans (indoor birds): Budge McFudge, Greenbean, Bird MacGurd, Tengu, Tallulah
We operate a fledgling permaculture forest farm on 12 acres in Grafton WV.
We use poultry for fertilizer, pest control, and eggs to eat.
We work WITH nature to create a closed loop system, focusing on soil quality.
We grow food for ourselves (with the surplus being sold affordably in our community)
We grow herbs for Haven Herbs, a worker-owned herbal apothecary, co-owned by several residents of the farm.
We are a sanctuary for the humans from the overculture (capitalism is exhausting, religious fundamentalism and fascism terrorizes marginalized people).
We are a sanctuary for endangered medicinal plants.
We are a sanctuary for non-human animals, too. We have adopted many rescues and ferals and we take in scissorbeak chickens who would likely die of starvation elsewhere.
We have created a network of small businesses, farms, and artisans in our area called SCRuBs. Its mission is to co-create opportunities for its members, advocate for policies that favor small and sustainable over big box and exploitative.
We have purchased a local business, Market on Main, which is a farmer's and artisan market with a commercial kitchen. Our plan is to build a community center, sustainable economic hub, and awesome place to be.
We teach classes on sustainable living and lost folkways.