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Vision Statement: Sunflower River is joyfully creating a sanctuary wherein we embody and promote sustainability, spirituality, adaptability & safety within our selves, community, our land and Gaia.
Elaboration: Sunflower River is a place in which we live in community, in ever-increasing harmony with our ecosystem, striving to balance the needs of that ecosystem with our own needs. It is a place of centeredness in spirit, a refuge and center for our magical workings, a sacred place. It is a place of sacred work as well as sacred play, “daily bread” work that we recognize as meaningful and self-sustaining, and of celebration of the cycles of nature and our lives. A place where we can strive towards self-sufficiency–growing and raising our own food, creating our own energy with sun and wind power, living in sustainable, earth-friendly dwellings, taking care of each other and sharing resources. Sunflower River is a place which acts as a center for sustainability outreach, of contact with other communities engaged in sustainable or spiritual practices that touch upon ours, of the education of interested people in sustainable and/or spiritual practices. In Sept 2007, we bought 3.5 acres of land with a small house south of Albuquerque, NM, in the agricultural Rio Grande valley. This blog documents our processes and projects in living here and moving towards increasing sustainability. If you are interested in interning with us, please read our profile on the wwoof site and apply through there.