Curious about our host, Twin Oaks Community? Twin Oaks is an income sharing community of about 70 adults and 15 children, ranging from toddlers up to 80-something year olds! We make hammocks, grow organic seeds, index books, and sell heirloom seeds through Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. We strive to value all work equally and members contribute their weekly amount of required labor to the community in the ways that suit them best, from planning parties to planting trees and anything in between. We have 465 acres of land that includes 7 residential buildings, a dining hall, a river, a pond, and a sauna, in addition to our beautiful conference site. We grow most of our own produce on a 4 acre garden, have a herd of cattle for dairy and beef, chickens for eggs and meat, and take most of our meals together. Check out our website! If you’re interested in doing a visitor period at Twin Oaks to learn more about the community or apply for membership (we are open to new members), check out the visit section of our website. Or, to learn more about the many, many intentional communities out there and search for one near you, visit the FIC website.
We ask that Queer Gathering participants refrain from venturing into the community unless accompanied by a Twin Oaks member, or going to the river/mud pit (following the paths provided rather than traversing the community). This helps limit the impact that the Gathering has on folks at Twin Oaks who aren’t participating. If you are interested in Twin Oaks, please sign up for one of the tours that will happen during the weekend, and we’ll show you around!