Acorn Community

There are about 28 adults that live here at the moment, with ages ranging from about 20 to 65. We are an egalitarian, consensus-based, and income-sharing community. We focus on trying to develop our community around clear and positive communication both in and out of consensus meetings. Our recreation consists of jam sessions, hot tubs, campfires, good food, playing board and card games, and going to the nearby college town for outings. We also go to our nearby sister community Twin Oaks often for parties and other fun group activities. Our income comes from our businesses on the farm.

We are very excited about our mail-order seed business, Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. We specialize in heirloom varieties to conserve and distribute rare and endangered varieties of vegetables and encourage seed saving by offering open-pollinated varieties. We grow much of this seed on our 72 acres of beautiful, certified organic land, which borders on the South Anna River. We offer over 500 varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

To schedule a visit, contact us by email at acorncommunity@gmail.com with the information requested on our website.

Email
Website
http://acorncommunity.org
Address

Indian Creek Road
Mineral, Virginia 23117

Founded
1993
Adults
28
Children
4

Documents

Name Category
Articles of Incorporation - Acorn Articles of Incorporation
Bylaws - Acorn Bylaws of current FEC communities and Communities in Dialogue
Clearness Process Conflict Resolution
Communications Covenant - 2012 Mission Statements, Spirituality Statements, etc.
Extra-Ordinary Food Budget - 2011 Social
Guest Policy - 2015 Guest Policy
How Our Wait List Works - 2012 Joining Process
Internship - 2008 Alternate Membership or Residency Structures
Leave of Absence - 2014 Personal Leave, Sabbaticals, and Other Extended Leaves
Membership Application Format and Questions Outreach
Non-Cat/Dog Pet Policy - 2012 Miscellanious
Overquota Work for Omegacorn - 2013 Outreach
Peace and Love Accords - 2013 Conflict Resolution
Sample Letter to Visitors - 1996 Outreach
Special Friend Policy Alternate Membership or Residency Structures
Statement of Spirituality - Acorn Mission Statements, Spirituality Statements, etc.
Visitor Liaison Responsibilities - 1996 Outreach
Yay! Fun! Policy - 2010 Economics

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Latest Feed Updates

May In Review @ Southern Exposure by Shadow, 2 weeks ago

Here’s what you might have missed last month at the Southern Exposure Blog:     1. GROW EGGPLANTS THIS YEAR   2. THE THREE SISTERS GARDEN GUIDE   3. SUCCESSION PLANTING 101   4. SWEET POTATOES FROM ORDER TO PLATE   5. DIRECTING SOWING ROSELLE   6. 12 EASY WAYS TO HELP YOUR GARDEN THRIVE IN […]

April in Review @ Southern Exposure by Shadow, 1 month ago

This is a monthly overview of all the content coming out of the Southern Exposure Blog, in case you missed it. All photographs thanks to Ira Wallace and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Be sure to subscribe to the SESE blog over there, or check back here at the end of every month for a brief overview […]

Ira Wallace: A Seed With A Story by Shadow, 1 month ago

Ira Wallace (one of Acorn’s original founding members whom has been here since the beginning) recently won the 2016 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award and was featured in this mini-documentary: Congratulations, Ira! More links: Ira Wallace: Writer, Seed Saver, Educator 2016 Craig Claiborne Lifetime Achievement Award: Ira Wallace

Commune Starter Kit by Rejoice, 1 year ago

At our annual assembly, the Federation was inundated with new, freshly-forming communities.  It was amazing!  It was overwhelming!  And it was viewed by many as a valuable opportunity to reinvigorate a stalled project...

2016 Assembly of the Federation of Egalitarian Communities by Rejoice, 1 year ago

The annual assembly for the FEC takes place during March, in an attempt to happen at the beginning of the year when it's least inconvenient to everyone.  We have gardeners whose season hasn't yet kicked into high gear, a goat herd who's fielding baby goats (conveniently within range of the assembly), outdoor workers whose season hasn't totally started yet, and people to whom the changing of seasons has absolutely no effect.