Nyd byþ nearu on breostan;
weorþeþ hi þeah oft niþa bearnum to helpe and to hæle gehwæþre, gif hi his hlystaþ æror.
Need is oppressive to the heart;
yet often it proves a source of help and salvation to the children of men, to everyone, if attended to early.
-Old English rune poem,
c. 9th Century
The need is clear:
To come to dwell on the land once more, making it both productive and capable of supporting a diversity of life.
To reforge the bonds of community and rediscover the art of stewarding resources held in common.
To find meaning in one's work, and to share this meaning with the children.
And yet, the path to fulfilling these needs is filled with thorns, which snag us and hinder our passage...
We've been working on a radical strategy to strike a new path, the success of which hangs upon the involvement of others.