cultivating human consciousness
Even though Chuckleberry grows a wide range of nutrient-dense organic vegetables and microgreens, the community farm is designed for individual self-discovery and the unfolding of human potential. People that come through Chuckleberry have been called to participate in this dynamic and transformational environment in order to awaken to their true nature.
The Chuckleberry lifestyle is set up to catalyze transformation. We provide a highly relational culture of clarity, authenticity and self-expression, based in a substance-free environment that supports spiritual practice and active self-expansion. This place is home to a culture of edgeworkers experimenting with a completely different way of being, relating to each other and relating to reality.
Every week, we gather for Emotional Intelligence Training (EI) with Jon who often teams with Brianne or Sage. Emotional intelligence flows from our capacity to be with what is actually true in this present moment. This somatic-based intelligence requires a slowing down to body-time, and tracking sensations, feelings and stories alive in the moment through the lens of non-judgemental observation. EI is designed to support being seen and supported in all that is genuinely arising in you. Each week, a different theme is explored. Through your committed participation and earnest curiosity, you will explore what it is to be authentically yourself. Through this weekly experience, the community grows and weaves connection in deeper and deeper ways.
We gather for a bi-weekly Community Creation Circle as well as Men’s and Women’s Circle with rotating leadership. This is where we each practice offering our gifts to the community, one week all together and one week in gender groups. We are ongoingly discovering and creating Men’s Culture and Women’s Culture. There are also seasonal spaces of solstice ceremonies, holiday celebrations, Rage Club, Fear Club, Gremlin Transformation, and so on.
Our community is powered by Possibility Management distinctions, tools and processes.
We eat what we grow first, and seek to eat as if corporations did not own the food industry. We have a simple seasonal vegetarian diet abundant in microgreens. We eat high-quality organic food from local farmers and suppliers. Every day, we gather for a communal lunch prepared by the chef.
Making and keeping agreements with great care is essential in creating sustainable relationships and a sustainable community. Agreements are not rules. They are based in commitment. A commitment emerging out of your own deep knowing is beyond the mind. Making a commitment changes the shape of your Being, and changing the shape of your Being changes the way the Universe related to you. Through commitment, unforeseen possibilities become available.
Here are the agreements in place in the Chuckleberry Community at this time.
Commit to living at Chuckleberry for a minimum of 1 month.
Dedicate 30 hours of your week to the farm: 5 days per week, 6 hours per day. During this time, you are invited to deepen your capacity for presence by being totally absorbed in the moment, focused and productive.
Respect the sacredness of what is being created at Chuckleberry by paying attention to the quality of your presence which is informing the efficiency of your workflow, and by noticing how you are contributing to others’ workflow and the flow of the farm.
Be responsible for taking care of your physical, mental, emotional and energetic health. If self-care is a challenge for you, commit to deepening your relationship with yourself and what you need during your time here. Reach out for support from those who have self-care well established in their lives.
Arrive early to the morning Check-In having completed your breakfast and clean-up. Be refreshed, energized and ready to serve.
Be ready to start work punctually, 1 hour after lunch begins, usually 1 PM.
Stay clear and sober. Coming to Chuckleberry is choosing to participate in a lifestyle free from substances, including alcohol, tobacco/nicotine, cannabis, psilocybin or any other plant medicine. To disregard this agreement is choosing to leave Chuckleberry Community Farm.
Commit to a technological detox and embrace the highly relational and transformational lifestyle that is available to you here. Limit your cellphone, tablet, computer, music and internet consumption. When you use these devices, do so in your personal space or in the Internet Cafe.
Participate to your fullest capacity in all Chuckleberry events (including but not limited to) the weekly Emotional Intelligence Training and Community Creation Circule as well as events like the seasonal Explore Your Edges Show, solstice ceremonies, Rage Club, Fear Club, Own Your Underworld Training and holiday celebrations.
Practice non-violent, emotionally-intelligent communication. Explore leading with your vulnerability and being open with the community when triggers and reactivity are moving through you.
Choose to notice the ways in which you avoid taking responsibility for creating the kind of community and the kind of life that you truly long for, and are designed for.
Practice having integrity. Notice when you leave behind energetic and physical messes, and clean them up. Be punctual. Finish what you start. Do what you say you are going to do, or else reach out for support and communicate in a way that allows you to be successful.
Give 2 weeks’ notice before leaving and schedule a departure meeting with Jon or Brianne.
Take the initiative to speak up if there is anything you perceive to be out of alignment with the agreements.