True stories of the famous Farm Commune in Tennessee, where 1,400 people enjoyed universal healthcare and zero unemployment. Everyone was covered for food housing and all necessities on $100/person a month! We lived simply; ate vegan; had a soy dairy, school, clinic, midwives, bakery, motor pool, radio station and hippie Peace Corps. We worked hard and were happy friends sharing life and a vision living simply; pooling resources creating a lifestyle the world can afford.
Imagine never thinking about money; living in the country with friends, growing your own food; building a life in which your work and play are seamless in harmony with your beliefs and sensibilities. In the words of John Lennon Imagine all the people living life in peace. Heady times. Climax of the 60s. Genesis of a bold, social/spiritual experiment. Told by a founder/builder of an extraordinary, collective village 24/7 peace demonstration on land twice the size of New York's Central Park.
In '67, I was a reporter, the young guy UPI sent to cover the Grateful Dead and Vietnam War demonstrations in NYC. I worked a stint as a Madison Avenue publicist and found myself in the throes of a gut-wrenching, spiritual/identity crisis and subsequent soul search and rescue mission for my own soul. I followed clues, energy and vibes to Woodstock a San Francisco spiritual smorgasbord; dropped LSD; got telepathic; went over the edge and found gurus Hippie Pope, Stephen Gaskin, High Times calls the Ghandi of the American Counterculture and Women's Hall of Fame midwife, Ina May Gaskin. We also examine pros and cons of spiritual gurus and pitfalls of Group Think. Come trip aboard an outrageous,100-bus,12,000-mile road adventure community-on-wheels, round-the-country, save-the-world, school bus caravan, that snowballed like a psychedelic Pied Piper picking up people along the way. The Caravan landed in Tennessee boondocks 300 wide-eyed, hippie pioneers ho... Download and start listening now!