Meadowlark cooperative

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The Meadowlark Cooperative, was a farming community near Agate, Colorado, administering the only private free land program in the United States . The cooperative provided many social services to its members and employing clean sources of energy, promoting recycling, requiring organic practices and was a culturally and religiously diverse and inclusive community[1][2][3]

The community enjoyed an unaffiliated non-profit newspaper, the Meadowlark Herald which is published in Elizabeth, Colorado and mails throughout the United States and has an online edition.[4] The newspaper reports that dams, dikes, reservoirs and other major works were being undertaken within the cooperative.

The community closed in 2012

Geography[edit]

Agate is located at 39°26′23.12″N 103°59′56.97″W / 39.4397556°N 103.9991583°W / 39.4397556; -103.9991583 (39.439756,-103.999157). It is located about four miles outside of Agate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Save a Buck: Free land". AARP Bulletin. 15 February 2011. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Colorado cooperative offering 'free' land - Discussion Forum". FOX News. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "Colorado cooperative offering 'free' land". FOX News. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 7 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "Colorado cooperative offering 'free' land - Discussion Forum". FOX News. 5 November 2010. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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