Our beloved Maize is the primary communications vehicle among lands and
wimmin with an Earth connection or an interest in Lesbian community. Published about quarterly, Maize records our lives and culture. Maize publishes an annual Connections & Resources Directory.
The Landyke & Lesbian Documentary Media Project gathers existing materials that document Lesbians on Land, interviews and records Landyke lives and stories, edits and distributes DVDs and other materials that portray our lives and archives all source and edited materials. Jess has already produced 9 wonderful DVDs, 8 on Alapine Village. Harvest has produced 3 slideshows of Lesbian lands and has offered to produce a DVD of your land. We distribute books by Marilyn Murphy and Jae Haggard as well as music by Maxine Feldman.
Landyke & Lesbian Library & Archives. Expected donations will multiply the thousands of books and periodicals we already have. Plans and fund-raising are in process to eventually construct an envisioned Library, Archives & Media Center building at Outland. Your support appreciated! Consider leaving your writings, art, photos, stories of your life and your lands and other materials to The Library.
What will happen to our lands when we die or can no longer care for them ourselves? The Lesbian & Women’s Land Preservation Project’s (LLPP) overall mission is to help women on land gain clarity about what we want to happen with our lands and then to help us find the tools and resources to make specific provisions for the perpetuity and preservation of our lands. This Project is in its early stages. Contact Jae to discuss if WE&S can help preserve your land or accept your land as a bequest.
Lesbian Land Affordable & Accessible Housing Project & Women Build Our Own Houses Workshops. Environmentally friendly, green and non-toxic housing based on simple-living principles on land is a critical need. We also need the skills and concepts to build low-cost, easily maintained, beautiful structures that can be built with limited resources, skills and help. Our series of Frame and Adobe House Building Workshops at Outland create wonderful opportunities for expansion, transformation, personal growth and skill development. Outland also hosts and helps subsidize the Adobe and other Building Workshops that we sponsor, doing most of the organization as well as providing housing, food and a range of activities to expand women’s lives and possibilities. Our third sponsored Workshop will be an Adobe Plaster & Land Skills Workshop during June 2020.
WE&S endorses and supports Outland, a Lesbian land in New Mexico, as well as the New Mexico Women’s Retreat which preserves a wondrous 1000 acres and encourages Lesbian community and possibility. Lesbian visitors are celebrated for their full authentic Selves. Several WE&S Projects have been housed at Outland and Outland hosts periotic Workshops. Outland remains a base to unfold and preserve Landyke culture. Outland welcomes Guests and offers a space where wimmin can connect with Self, others, Earth and Spirit. It is an ideal space for healing, regeneration, and creativity.
Details at www.NMWomensRetreat.org. www.Outland.pbwiki.com
The HeartFull Giving Fund collects money and other resources to pass on to Land, Maize and other Lesbians needing assistance. Each dollar you donate makes such a tremendous difference. We have distributed several thousand dollars donated for Lesbians, and others. We distributed $9000 from the Labrys Project to Lesbian survivors of childhood sexual abuse to help them with immediate needs. We served as the umbrella for over $10,000 raised for the Deb Mensinger Liver Fund as well as serving as the umbrella for thousands to Julia Penelope and significant support to Breyah & Kali during the huge fire that forced their evacuation. And, so many to others in several states.
Lesbian Memorial Gardens. We endorse the Gardens being created at Outland for Lesbians who wish their ashes to rest with the land. In addition to a marker, perennial flowers, bushes or trees will be planted to honor each womon. We are so honored that Julia Penelope and Fran Day made arrangements for their ashes to find a home at Outland. Several other Lesbians are making similar arrangements. Contact us if you would like us to honor yourself or a Lesbian you love with a Memorial Garden bed or memorial plaque.
The Earth-Friendly Energy for Women Project, initiated by Dianne Dyke, will gather information and resources that address alternative low-cost possibilities for land wimmin. Dianne passed before she could do much on this wonderful idea. Want to coordinate this project?
Still in its visionary phase, the Landyke & Lesbian Creative & Expressive Arts Project, will provide a range of studios, spaces and opportunities for craft and artistic expression, performance and display. Project initiated by Charola Dontopoulos and Gail Dunlap from Wiseheart Farm in Ohio.