The Farm Community History - San Francisco, Stephen, Monday Night Class & The Caravan
The earliest beginnings of The Farm community go back to San Francisco and a weekly meeting called Monday Night Class.
Young people of the counter culture movement would gather weekly to discuss spiritual values and the vision of a new society.
The focal point and facilitator for these meetings was Stephen Gaskin, a creative writing teacher from San Francisco state university who left his position to play an active role in the changing times.
Gaskin was invited by a group of minister to hold a series of talks in churches throughout the U.S.
Over two hundred others came along, forming a line of 60 school buses on transcontinental odyssey that became known as, “The Caravan.”
The Caravan ended in San Francisco, leaving its participants with the question, “What next?”
The obvious answer was to acquire land and build the community of their ideals.