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1971...



SCF was established by a group of young people rejecting mainstream culture and looking for something else. This commune, along with many others in this region at the time, grew out of the student protest culture of the late 60’s by those disenchanted with the society they were inheriting from previous generations. They were resisting the Vietnam war and general mindless consumer conformity, while promoting issues like civil rights, gay liberation and environmental consciousness. They learned how to build their own homes and grow their own food while living communally, exploring Native American rituals, and practicing consensus decision-making.

2014...


With its purchase by artist Fritz Haeg SCF continues this legacy while entering a new chapter as long-term art project shaped by many hands, a sort of queer commune-farm-homestead-sanctuary-school hybrid. In 2022 we are forming a 501c3 arts non-profit organization to run summer programming, supported by two-week cabin retreat rentals from Oct-Apr. There are otherwise/occasionally openings for trial visits, especially for queers and/or BIPOC with skills/interests in carpentry, farming, gardening, forestry, etc, but also cooking, dancing, movement, music-making, and performance. Write us a letter, with a bit about yourself and your interest in SCF: PO Box 909, Albion, California 95410 USA.