These are exciting times! In the wake of Sidi's visit, we are feeling the imperative to move forward with the Community Land Circle Project to purchase parcel #2 of the Land in Pope Valley, California, find the best way to legally designate it as community owned land and then to develop a plan for acquiring and using the land. Sidi has made clear that it is not a good thing to own land and not make use of it. He deeply blessed our project and asked that we work as “One Hand, One Heart.”
To get things moving, Said Boone, of First Light Farm, has entered into a year-by-year lease with the SSC to plant cover crops on 1/2 to 3/4 of an acre near the barn. The plowing and planting is set to happen by mid-December because timing is critical to catch the fall and winter rains. The cover crops will enrich the soil and prepare it for planting in the future. Sa’id says, "If he plants it, they will come!" and we agree. Regardless of our future planning and development on parcel #2, enriching a section of the meadow can only bring good, provide forward movement, and, as an extra perk, fava beans for taste testing in the Spring.
The first six months of our existence, the Community Land Circle members focused on creating a vessel by invoking Qualities into parcel #2. Since Sidi's visit, we have started doing research on the financial and agricultural options available. We accidentally lost our first nexo site (our website for circle communication), but now have a new one up and running.
If you are a beloved with the himma to join us, whether you live in Maryland, Maine, N. California, or anywhere in the world, we would love to have your ideas and support. This is an easy time to jump in, because we are moving now from having held a vessel of Light and Intention for this project to an active work phase. We will be scheduling our next meeting imminently so let us know if you would like to be a part of this blessed and exciting venture by emailing