Inspired by the life of Francis of Assisi and the Work That Reconnects as taught by Joanna Macy, Canticle Farm provides a platform for the Great Turning –the planetary shift from an industrial-growth society to a life-sustaining society– one heart, one home, and one block at a time. The Farm is a comprised of five houses on three lots between 36th Avenue and Harrington Avenue in the Fruitvale District of Oakland, California. We’ve removed the fences between the houses and grow much of our own food there as well as participate in community service in the larger neighborhood through a variety of projects. Canticle Farm manifests this commitment to living and working towards more sustainable alternatives through spiritual practice, integral nonviolence, gift economy, restorative practices, urban permaculture, education and other work necessary for regenerating community in the 21st Century.
It’s an experiment in horizontal emergent decison-making so we invite you to work with us and in your own neighborhoods to create and be the change we want to see in the world.
Woolman School students visit to Canticle Farm, 2013