Check this link to an article that was reprinted in the Catholic Worker's paper 'The Common Good', it gives an interesting glimpse into life with the Land family on the St Francis Catholic Worker farm in the Hokianga (not far from us).
A couple of the questions I've got (or perhaps two ways of asking the same question): firstly, at what point does counter-culturalism ("Yaay!") become cultural disengagement ("Booo!"[ I think]) and are they on a continuum? And secondly, at what point does Earth-affirmation ("Yaay?") become world-negation ("Booo?") in the broader sense?
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- note; this article first appeared in Organic NZ magazine so is pretty thin on some of the details that would interest me the most. I've got an invitation to go and visit so perhaps I'll have the chance to write from another perspective!