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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blog re Children and Poverty: Living Wage Needed!

Problem is the same here in the U.S.
I want to commend the school board and authorities of Bethel (VT.) school for providing meals to poor children even during the summer break. I am sure it makes a great difference in the lives of those who are able to get to the school. As Mrs. Gilderdale, who runs the lunch room there told me, however, many kids are not able to get rides to the school to get these meals (Vermont being very remote). What can we do to solve these problems, which Dr. King and Senator Robert Kennedy were working on when they were assassinated in 1968?
Let us never give up on trying to improve the lot of all those in the world who need our help. The Bodhisattva Vow is eternal. Until those grains of sand are enlightened, we should never give up!

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