[Sept. 6 update]
Sadly, our (awesome) tenant farmers are moving to another farming co-op closer to where they live, but happily, land will be freed up for next season (2019), so a market farmer who wants to live and farm here has an opening to join the community.
Ultimately, we hope the market farmers would live here and be part of the community. But other options are available. Farmers could:
- lease some or all of the 3 1/2 acres already cultivated,
- lease to own (as described below),
- live here or commute,
- grow annual vegetables or herbs, raise animals, or develop a food forest/perennial crops.
Listening Tree Cooperative, is an intentional community in Chepachet, Rhode Island, living in a shared household and growing much of our own food, but with extra farmland and forest beyond what we need for our own homestead. Formed in 2015, the community occupies 33 acres of field and woodland, one main house and several winterized cabins. We are located about 22 miles on a RIPTA bus line from Providence, RI, and 30 minutes driving from Worcester, MA. Continue reading “Farmland Available: Listening Tree Cooperative”