Melvyn Stiriss in 1983 with newborn daughter Sarah Shoshanah, delivered at home on the Farm by Farm midwives.

Photo by Sarah’s mother, Deborah Gregory

Melvyn baking bread for the community

Photo by Joe Silver



Stephen Gaskin speaking at Goddard College, Vermont, one of several stops on his round-the-country, save-the-world hippie bus Caravan. Stephen explains “how the universe works,” focusing on spirituality.

Photos by Neal Warsham

Photo by Neal Warsham

Gaskin blowing cow horn to start the group chant OM.

Gaskin’s Caravan bus

Photo by Paul S. Crane MD


Caravan buses, Old Hickory Park, Tennessee

Photo by Paul S. Crane MD

Caravan couple Robert and Virginia Glesser with newborn delivered on The Farm

Photo by Paul S. Crane MD


Sorghum Mill on The Farm

Photo by Paul S. Crane MD

Mayan women in front of a school in a remote mountain village, one of eleven schools Melvyn built with Mayans and a team from the Farm after a devastating earthquake in Guatemala in 1976. The crew also built houses and clinics including a clinic for Mother Teresa.

 Mayan peasant tends field in front of hundreds of houses built in 1976 by the Farm’s Plenty International earthquake reconstruction team working with locals in San Andrés Itzapa, Guatemala.

Guatemala photos by the author

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