modern lives are too hurried, fragmented, and compartmentalized.
Our connection to the land is severed by asphalt or limited to the
confines of mowing a scrap of lawn or to glancing idly at a herd of cows from
our car windows (or was it horses? or llamas? It’s hard to tell at 70 miles an
hour.) Our intellectual life
ends at 18 or 22 or after graduate school when our work becomes our lives until
that too passes away, and we retire, too worn out to think much past our sense
of relief. So much of our sense of
community is expressed in organized “community days” that, if anything, seem
more like commercialized attempts to sell or convince rather than share and
uplift and support. Everything has
become a destination, a diversion, or a drudgery rather than the living of a
are historical, economic, political, and technological
forces which have undermined our connections to the land and one another
and our feelings of personal efficacy in the world. Not all are evil; the good
should be incorporated into our lives, the bad mitigated. But in the current
state of affairs, we are often left with a longing for something that will help
us feel competent and whole.
we need are places where personal growth, a garden to till, a cup of coffee, and
camaraderie are all ready to hand. What
we need are places where we can incorporate into our lives all that nurtures the
human spirit in a more personal, integrated, and leisurely fashion. There should
be places where you feel truly welcome - where no one’s trying to make a fast
buck or demand your vote or asking you to move along because you’re too slow
or less profitable or too independent to conform.
we envision is something which will address this yearning for renewal, personal
enrichment, and connection to our land and our fellows. What we are building
are community-centered working farms, places of life-long learning, cultural
centers, and retreats where all are welcome.
What we are forging is Omnia Humanitas, a place for all things which are
good for mankind.
Omnia Humanitas, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation. All donations are tax-deductible.