I started this post intending to give an overview of my experience at Wild Roots, more in-depth than my previous post. But I quickly realize that my time at the commune alone could easily make a novel, and involves too many themes I’d want to rant on for me to regard an “overview” as a sufficient account.
Instead of putting the story in a single blog post, then, I’ll give you an index of some of the main events and themes below, and add links to each item as I write my experiences down.
- Accidentally crossing over into TN — arrival — first dinner
- Splitting black locust with C. — fixing trails — two weeks of isolation
- Tod and Tod’s truck — history of Wild Roots — “Mother Dumpster”
- Arrival of the crew — learning skills — the empty space
- The visitors — the Netherlands couple
- Family of 12 brothers
- Tod and D. — commune relationships
- Dark history of Wild Roots? — the meaning of W. — Mace
- Hippies at the bar, hippies in the streets — Santa Claus dumpster diver — street culture in Asheville
- Fall tasks — apples — gatherings — chestnuts
- Increasing tension — journalist — mugwort dream — streets of Asheville — the meaning of my aggressive goodbye