Down On Gaskin's Farm

Saturday, April 21, 2007


Sex, Drugs, and Soybeans
In 1970, pot-smoking guru Stephen Gaskin, a former U.S. Marine, led his band of acolytes on a mystic trip out of San Francisco and into the American heartland. But a funny thing happened on the way to enlightenment: Gaskin's hippies learned the ancient virtues of hard work, good hygiene, and crop rotation. Deep in the Tennessee woods, they formed a spiritual commune called The Farm, which has morphed over its 36 years into a high-tech eco–think tank.

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2 comments:

Deb Sun Apr 22, 05:04:00 PM EDT  

As soon as I saw Stephen Gaskin's name in your post, I knew it was about The Farm. I wrote my high school senior term paper (1976) on The Farm lol! Thanks for the link. I had no idea they were being featured in the new Vanity Fair. Cool :)

Anathea Fri Apr 27, 12:37:00 PM EDT  

This is great to see getting some mainstream press. As a crunchy mama, I learned alot about the Farm and it's midwives while I was pregnant. Lets hope that this information seeping into the mainstream will sink into some folks psyches. :)

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