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 East Wind community, Tecumseh, Missouri

East Wind Community is an intentional community located in the Missouri Ozarks. Founded in 1973, it is a secular and democratic community in which members hold all communities assets in common. Each member is also given food, shelter, clothing, medical care, education, and a monthly stipend. All major decisions are made by direct democratic processes and most positions in the community are elected.

East Wind Community owns 1,045 acres (4.23 km2) of land and several businesses. The community is located off Route 160 on the southern end of county road 547 in Ozark County just outside Tecumseh, Missouri.

Their stated goal is peace, social justice, and economic and social democracy. The name was taken from a quote by Mao Zedong, which was along the lines of "The East Wind shall prevail over the West."

The East Wind Community has several income sources including a nut butter business named East Wind Nutbutters that generates $500,000 annually. The community manufactures roasted peanuts, peanut butter, cashew butter, almond butter and tahini as well as a peanut butter and a tahini that are organic. In addition they produce "Utopian Rope Sandals", also known as "Utopes". They used to produce handmade drums through Slackjaw Percussion. Members are required to work a certain number of hours and income from the businesses is used to support the community.

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updated Fri. April 5, 2024

It's located at the Sand Ridge / East Wind Road. As memories come to our attention, additional thoughts come to mind. Re-reading Janet Taber's story in the Feb. 14 edition of the Ozark County Times about Marlyn Atkinson's visit, I realized how little we knew of our young schoolmate Marlyn Herd's military ...
A wide variety of winter weather, from snow and freezing drizzle to snow-ice pellets and thunder, moved into southeast Nebraska, southwest Iowa and northwest Missouri early Tuesday. The crazy mix of precipitation was the latest punch in a one-two combination that began Monday, mainly with freezing ...

Wednesday, east winds 5 to 10 knots, becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots with gusts up to 25 knots in the afternoon. Seas 3 to 5 ft. Snow and rain. Visibility 1 nautical mile or less. Wednesday night, southwest winds 15 to 20 knots, becoming northwest after midnight. Gusts up to 30 knots. Seas 4 to 7 feet.
Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 31. Northwest wind around 5 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. East wind 5 to 10 mph becoming south after midnight.
East wind around 5 mph becoming southeast after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Thursday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. South wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70 percent. Thursday night: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm.

It's also paid for kids to attend Kelli's favorite summer camp, Camp Tecumseh. They've paid for uniforms for Lyons Township High School athletic teams and delivered toys to the Ronald McDonald House. They've used Kelli's middle name “Joy” as their inspiration. “We want people to remember her for good ...
TECUMSEH, Mo. (AP) — Nestled amid several dozen hilly acres in Ozark County, in what would later become Trump's America, 16 people once banded together to help spread socialism. Decades later, the East Wind community is the largest it's ever been, with 73 members sharing more than 1,000 acres.

Their most successful products, a variety of nut butters, net about $500,000 annually. After business and living expenses, members receive roughly $150 in discretionary income each month. East Wind's organic peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter and tahini, to name a few, are available in some ...
The forecast for the next three days is: Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 7 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 85. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60 percent. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
“Partly because of Twin Oaks being such an anchor, Louisa County has become sort of the hotbed of intentional communities in the U.S., which to me is bizarre, because you'd think it would be in Northern California, or Vermont or .... Twin Oaks also helped establish the East Wind Community in Missouri.
Hippies have become kind of hard to define. Once upon a time they were the flower-power counterculture that dropped acid, drove inexplicably operative VW buses, and protested the bejeezus out of the Greatest Generation. You may recognize them from those pictures you found of your parents that you ...
On the surface, Springfield's workforce looks healthy. Unemployment and cost of living is low, and sectors including education, health services and utilities make up a bulk of the labor market. But dive deeper and you'll find the issue is more complex.
Members of a tour group examine a grain bin that has been converted to a dwelling at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage in Rutledge, a village in northeast Missouri, on June 27. Construction in the community must adhere to the village's ecological covenants and sustainability guidelines, so Dancing Rabbit ...
The first factory at East Wind Intentional Community was built in 1981 and now houses East Wind Nut Butters, part of East Wind Community Inc., a worker-owned ... Nationally, the nut butters are sold at stores such as Whole Foods, and locally you can pick them up at Hy-Vee, Clovers or the Root Cellar.


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