For decades we have offered two annual events open to the public (requiring registration): Communities Conference and Women's Gathering. We've also put on various events in the past, some for several years running and some one-time only.
Twin Oaks in the media: print, radio, TV, and web. Includes books by Twin Oakers.
Member and ex-member web pages: content hosted by Twin Oaks for some of its members, and links to ex-member content.
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For many years, Twin Oaks has put on two main events open to the public, by invitation: the Communities Conference (co-sponsored by the Fellowship for Intentional Community) and the Women's Gathering.
In the past, we have offered some other events, including a Men's Gathering, Children's Camps, and others.
To learn more, follow the links in the sidebar menu.
Twin Oaks Annual Communities Conference is a networking and learning opportunity for anyone interested or involved in co-operative or communal lifestyles. Read the article linked above for a brief intro. Then check out this event's separate website for the complete package including registration.
Twin Oaks has an event space at one end of our property that's been used over the years for events besides the Communities Conference and Women's Gathering.
There have been formal events, some of which were put on for years running. There have been one-time events for a particular purpose. There could be new events in the future, according to interests of organizing members and effective marshaling of support from the collective.
Here are two past formal events that each ran for several years:
- Men's Gathering
- Children's Camps
This section covers Is It Utopia Yet? by Kathleen Kinkade, Twin Oaks in the Media, the Twin Oaks academic speaker tour (TOAST), and links.
Three books have been written about Twin Oaks over the years, two of them authored by Kathleen Kinkade and published by Twin Oaks. The third was authored by Ingrid Komar.
Is It Utopia Yet? by Kathleen Kinkade is in its third printing (as of 2004), available wholesale through Twin Oaks and retail from The Fellowship for Intentional Community.
Living the Dream: A Documentary Study of Twin Oaks Community by Ingrid Komar (1983; 408 pages; paperbound) is in print, available from The Fellowship for Intentional Community. Written in cooperation with the members of Twin Oaks, this book covers everything from decision making and economics to interpersonal relationships.
A Walden Two Experiment: The First Five Years of Twin Oaks Community by Kathleen Kinkade is out of print. It can sometimes be found at used book outlets.
Besides Kat's books written about Twin Oaks, there are now a few authors who have published books on other topics.
Pam has authored a book called Sustainable Market Farming.
Ira (dual member Twin Oaks and Acorn) has a book out called The Timber Press Guide to Vegetable Gardening in the Southeast. Ira also contributes to a Mother Earth News blog.
Alexis (ex-member, founder of nearby Living Energy Farm community) has published Integrated Activism.
Explore our alternative culture in the college classroom
Twin Oaks can send a speaker to your location, tailoring our presentation to the needs of your class. We’ve done everything from a half hour-long overview of the community, to a three-hour discussion on gender. We have both traditional slides and digital pictures (we can also draw on chalkboards). We are comfortable speaking in many different settings: academic classrooms, informal round-table discussions, lectures to thousands in huge auditoriums… we can do it all.
Links to various external Twin Oaks sites, and to like-valued communities and networks.
Information on reciprocal linking.
Here you'll find some web pages hosted by Twin Oaks for current members (and a few ex-members), and links to external webpages of some current and ex-members of Twin Oaks.
Disclaimer: These pages do not necessarily reflect the opinions of members of Twin Oaks (besides the member posting the material) nor the policies of Twin Oaks Community.