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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