The Commune

Salmon Creek Farm was established in 1971 by a group of young people rejecting mainstream culture and looking for something else. This commune, along with a few others in the region, grew out of the student protest culture of the late 1960’s. Disillusioned 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 and practicing consensus decision-making.
Resources on the history of SCF:
Dwelling, by River, 1976.
West of Eden: Communes and Utopia in Northern California, 2012.
Country Women, published Albion, CA from 1972-79.
Here are a few highlights from the archives...