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I'm not quite sure what else to call it (I don't know if there's another, preferred, term), but how do I go about searching for a commune to join? My plan is to stay for some period of time next summer (I have no clue how long - a month, all summer?), but I have absolutely no clue how to find one. I'm not even sure what to look for in terms of finding one that 'matches' me even if I could find a list of sorts.

My main goals are to get in touch with nature, to learn to garden/plant (this one is pretty important to me), to learn to pitch in and help out (preferably by doing garden-work or physical  labor haha), and just to have a new experience. I'd prefer it to be all-vegan, but if not that's fine (as long as there are plenty of fruits and veggies!) and somewhere in the New England/Northeastern region.

Anybody have any advice on how I can do my own research here?

*edit* I'm sorry that this isn't exactly 811 (although I would prefer a raw vegan commune!), but I figure that some of you might have the kind of experience that I need passed on.

*edit 2* (sorry) I also wanted to add that I'm not religious in any way (I'm an atheist other than my belief in reincarnation), and that while I don't want an entirely devout place, I'm happy to have the people surrounding me be as religious as they please. :) I am comfortable with pagan-based communities also.

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I've checked out WWOOF before a year or so ago, but it's always good to take a second look. Thank you!

Here, http://directory.ic.org/ and here, http://www.wwoofinternational.org/ind/search.php . Hope that helps to get you started.. :) .

Thanks! Very helpful :)

http://directory.ic.org/records/?action=search

I have spent the last 2 years living with or next to Gaiayoga Gardens intentional community... it has changed my life, being in Hawaii...

anyways I dont have time to type more now but check out the website, internship coming up in Sept : http://www.gaiayoga.org/

ive started a thread in the Travel Connections section with a bit more detail and such: http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/gaiayoga-gardens-internsh...

I feel inspired to try and get info out about hawaii, gaiayoga and this area I live in, it is truly a magical place, and one of the most suitable locations to live this lifestyle (for americans and such).

I'm actually going to college this year and am moving to my state's capital, so I'm getting even further from nature at this point! Your state of mind, though, it similar to what I have been planning to do once I get out in four years :) Thank you for pointing out the 30BaD-related opportunities, also.

I plan on starting a commune within the next couple of years. :)  I'm truly a modern day hippie

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