heal with the land: southern BIPOC nature retreat

we seek to support Black and Indigenous people and people of color in their healing by helping them reconnect with nature.

guided by our ancestors through both blood and thought, we aim to acquire land in the West Tennessee/ Mississippi Delta region for a farm, retreat, residency, and education center. 

“Revolution is based on land. Land is the basis of all independence. Land is the basis of freedom, justice, and equality.”

— Malcolm X

we have found a property in West Tennessee that could not be more perfect. down a winding dirt road sits a magical oasis with passionflower growing wild and nut trees dotting a long driveway. this 40-acre farm holds a 3.5-acre lake, a barn, a fenced pasture as well as a quonset house. there's additional power and septic for other structures.

our objectives ::

- offer retreats and residencies to organizers, activists, and artists; a space to rest, heal, and create while living in right relationship with the Earth
- provide healing and learning experiences to people in the Mississippi Delta/ West Tennessee region
- expand collective imagination through experiments in liberatory living

the budget ::

the property is going for $263,000 not including appraisal and lawyer fees. to also include some basic building projects we hope to raise $300,000 to purchase the oasis outright and not be burdened by mortgage while we set up our nonprofit and programs.

why the Delta :: 

the Delta is a site of historical struggle and continued resilience for Black and Indigenous folx. we honor this fertile land as our accomplice in liberation. we heal the wounds inflicted against us and our lineages through communion with nature. the Earth has been made complicit in centuries of harm. with this land we co-create joy and abundance against all odds.

((read more here  and follow our journey to land stewardship on instagram))
  • Brendan O'Connell 
    • $500 
    • 3 mos
  • Lydia lyell 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Caili LaRocca 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • lou elda 
    • $22 
    • 6 mos
  • Jozee Lumaj 
    • $40 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

common healing 
Organizer
Memphis, TN
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