After a six-month hiatus Twin Oaks is slowly opening up to visitors and new members. The first trial “Let’s see how this goes” visitor group starts October 22nd. (This group is already filled.) Future visitor groups have not yet been scheduled. So if you have been waiting to visit Twin Oaks, or you know someone, go ahead and send an email now. Due to stopping the visitor program for so long there are now plenty of spaces for new members.
Twin Oaks is also making a small opening to sort of a back-door path to membership. It is possible, if you are already friends with someone at Twin Oaks, to write to your friend and come to Twin Oaks as a guest. That initial letter is posted to the community and there is a pre=approval poll before someone can come as a guest (This is a new process step here at Twin Oaks.) Once here as a long-term guest Twin Oaks is making it easier to become a visitor and then a member without having to leave the community.
As far as we know there has been no cases of covid-19 at Twin Oaks and we aim to keep it that way. Everyone coming into Twin Oaks, visitors and guests included, must quarantine for two weeks first. Most people quarantine here at Twin Oaks, but there are some exceptions.
So, if you have friends at Twin Oaks and are interested in being here for some months, write to your friend. We could use some new faces here!
Many communards are avid dumpster divers. Here’s what you get if you let a bunch of folks from the communes loose in a city. As Theresa says on the blurb that she wrote on the Commune Life YouTube channel: “food waste is real, friends”.
Some people love the work that they do. Here’s Edmund Frost (2018 Tony Kleese Awardee) of Common Wealth Seed Growers (the business of the Mimosa community) explaining why and how he does his work with squash plants.
Edmund lived at Twin Oaks for years and is now at the Mimosa community.
In early September, I had just reprinted on Facebook the piece I wrote here about the importance of relationships. I was looking for something to write the next day and decided to ask it as a question:
I got several comments and here are some of them. I particularly like the last one.
“You build relationships by showing up, even when it’s hard.” Yes, indeed.