Walnut Tree 3-13-2010 Photo By Thatch



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Black Bear Ranch as a commune was founded in 1968 by a group of people who wanted to go back to the land, get out of the city and start a new life together in the mountains. Its focus has been on collective living, connection to the land and building a community in alignment with the shared values of its members and the larger Black Bear Family.

Black Bear Ranch is a place for people to live and also a place for people to gather. Each year the ever growing Black Bear Family gathers at the Ranch: at the Summer Solstice and for Thanksgiving. Some years we gather to celebrate Winter Solstice as well.