Statement of Purpose (September 3, 1934)

  1. To associate a selected group of artists, craftsmen, and teachers in a demonstration of the contribution which decentralized, self-sufficient living in the country may make to redress the economic and psychological insecurities of our industrialized age;
  2. To study and develop the possibilities of the home and homestead as a productive and creative institution;
  3. To offer those who may be able to come only for short visits a place to study homesteading, and their part in making life more meaningful here and now.