The “Back to the Land” Movement

Living in communes, co-ops, and handmade geodesic domes, each feeling a deep personal objection to their current lives, the youth of the 1970s surged at once away from their urban lifestyles into sustainable rural living.

“To a privileged generation exhausted by shouting NO to every aspect of the American society they were raised to inherit, rural life represented a way to say yes.”
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