After deep dialogues with friends, elders, the land, and ourselves, we’ve decided to move to Homer, Alaska, on Sugpiaq & Dena’ina land, in the spring of 2023.
Flagstaff and the surrounding region will always be a dear home, the place where the three of us farmers began growing into the people we are today. And yet we deeply feel the weight of the climate, ecological, and economic, and housing crises push us northward to practice new and old ways of being in relation with land, together.
We’re working with a small group of friends to move up together, share resources and land, do community-oriented work, and co-create spaces of refuge, reciprocity, and resilience. In our new farm and our shared life, we aim to invite people to imagine and practice kinship-oriented ecological ways of being.
In the coming months, we’ll be sharing more about our long-term work—as a farm and a community—while we walk our communal path forward. We hope to invite others to support and participate online and in-person as we share this alternative path through creative work and storytelling during this transition. In the meantime, visit the Refugia Collective website, follow us on Instagram and Facebook, and subscribe to our newsletter below to receive updates.