2017 FEC Assembly

The 67th annual (previously biannual) Federation of Egalitarian Communities (FEC) assembly was hosted by East Wind this year. In 1977, the very first FEC Assembly was held on East Wind’s land and forty years later both institutions stand as a testament to the durability of income-sharing and communal living. In…

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East Wind Dairy

This article is an amalgamation of interviews with current dairy managers Liuda and Ish as well as the author’s own experience milking cows three times a week for the past year at East Wind. In the past ten years the ever changing cultural landscape of East Wind has been shifting…

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Fire and Ice

Responsibly managing one thousand acres of land is a big task that requires a community sized effort to do well. Winter is the key time for big forestry and ranch maintenance projects. Last week a controlled burn was executed on two areas, about one acre in total. The day was…

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Winter Solstice

The official East Wind holiday for December is the Winter Solstice. We celebrate the end of a prosperous year and are excited for the days to grow longer. With eager anticipation, we look forward to another thriving year for our community. The big Solstice festivity is Artmas, which is East…

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Fanshen Overhaul

Update photo:   For the past six weeks the Building Maintenance crew has been busy renovating Fanshen, East Wind’s largest dorm. Building Maintenance manager Brandon has been leading crews replacing the roof, removing the old wood siding, installing new composite siding, installing new windows where appropriate, and completely replacing one…

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RB Floor Renovation

Rock Bottom (RB), our main kitchen and dining hall, is enjoying a sparkling new floor thanks to Building Maintenance superheroes B and Beckie and the work of many others. During the three weeks of plywood cutting and running new waterlines inside RB all the necessary kitchen equipment was placed outside.…

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