Back to the Land

Back to the Land

Beginning in the 1960s, St. Lawrence County, New York, was one of dozens of rural destinations in the United States to attract the attention of back-to-the-landers, a broad movement of mostly young people seeking anti-materialistic lifestyles in rural settings. The first back-to-the-landers established communes and individual homesteads, experimented with alternatives to the cash economy, and…

Adirondack Sutra

Adirondack Sutra

About the Project Adirondack Sutra is a creative work that brings together selected Buddhist and Tibetan Sutra esthetics & philosophies with contemporary Adirondack and environmental themes. Using found texts and quotes from various poets and writers and repurposing them as later-day “sutra” texts, this work presents them in the Tibetan book format known as “pecha”…

Adirondack Poetry

Adirondack Poetry

“Beneath every stone hides a poem,” an exhibition and bibliography of Adirondack poetry from 1845 – 2013 by St Lawrence University student Fellow Holly Brown (’14) was on display in the Special Collections Reading Room, Owen D. Young Library in the Fall 2013 semester. In the summer of 2013, senior Holly Brown took Dorothy Plums’ famous…

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