Kibilio Community and Farm is rooted in Black and Queer land sovereignty. It is an intergenerational, intentional community dedicated to embodied healing, and reparative, ecological, and reproductive justice. We in this BIPOC community invite you to be a part our journey of healing and healthy living so that we may cooperatively work toward educating for indigenous land justice
and ecological balance.
Our Core Collective
All members of our core collective are BIPOC activists and healers who have been engaged in spiritual communities seeking and educating for social justice and liberation.
For more than two years now we have been creating an intergenerational Black, Queer, and ancestor-centered cooperative community focused on decolonizing ourselves and on the areas of struggle in which our various members engage.
We envision a community of long-term residents and seasonal stewards living in ways that achieve ecological balance in spaces that support embodied healing and refuge to stem the tide of increasing political, ecological and racial harm.
Kibilo’s mission is to build and sustain an engaged network to resource our collective journey of repair and reparations. As part of this journey, we seek to support a community that lives and learns together; is rooted in deep democracy and accountability; and fulfills the purpose of building a culture that interrupts coloniality and racialized conditioning while nurturing individual and collective healing.
Healing and Spirituality
Land Sovereignty and Food Justice
Collective and Restorative Economics
Reproductive Justice and Youth Development
Indigenous and Ecological Justice
We need your support
We invite white people and others of dominant ancestry to be in reparative relationship with us as we journey to bring this transformative project to life. Reparative relationship looks like investing in this community with direct monetary reparations to help us secure the property previously operated as Spirit Fire in Western Massachusetts. Farming equipment, trucks, grants, zero interest loans and stocks are also very supportive. Any donation is tax deductible. Together we will raise two million dollars to purchase land and farm equipment, seed the first embodied healing fellowship, install solar power, and equip facilities to have no carbon footprint.
Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also do accept standard cash and check donations at all of our locations.
There are many ways you can get involved today. Join our network and you will be connected to a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive transformation.
Walkin’ This Road
The Kibilio podcast
Walkin’ This Road shares the journey to establish a black queer led intentional community in western Massachusetts. Each episode we meet with one of the collective members to share the journey of intentional community and black indigenous land sovereignty.
Introduction to the Kibilio podcast
1. Why should Kibilio exist?
Due to the intergenerational inheritance of racialization, centuries of theft of land from Black people, and the corresponding inequities and disparities experienced by Black and Queer folk in health, housing, workplaces, education, etc., there is a pressing need for a space that provides refuge and healing that centers Black, Queer, and Indigenous people of color.
4. What is Kibilio’s unique approach to the issues or populations it serves?
Providing embodied healing programming, education rooted in the values of ecological and reparative justice. We listen to the land and our ancestors as part of our decision making process.
7. What are Kibilio’s operations intended to achieve?
Provide examples of Black-Queer land sovereignty and just relationship to the land and descendants of original inhabitants of the land, including restorative economics – or economic arrangements where community members are supported based on their needs to live in dignity on the land, contributing to the food production infrastructure, widening access to education and training in embodied healing justice, and spiritually rooted reparations – including reparative relationship building and engagement with white and dominant peoples.
2. What is Kibilio creating?
Our collective is creating an ecologically sustainable intergenerational community rooted in values of Black Queer leadership, Black land sovereignty, and restorative economics. We are focused on healing for our members, alongside justice, healing, and conservation for the land and the original Indigenous inhabitants of the land, in ways that extend to those surrounding the community.
5. Whom all does Kibilio serve?
The land, our full time residents and part-time stewards, the surrounding community of Black (BIPOC), and Queer populations in Western Massachusetts and the northeast region.
8. What is NOT Kibilio’s role?
We are not a large scale farm. We are not a retreat center. We do not center a particular religion-our community members have various religious traditions.
3. What will Kibilio achieve or accomplish in the long-term?
We want to secure land and create a sanctuary space for healing for Black people and our generations to come. We seek to create models for accessible embodied healing praxis and programs, and to develop a cooperative stewardship model that resources individual and collective healing. In network with other communities and justice farms like those that are a part of the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust (NEFOC), we aim to support the expansion of and sustainability of a just food supply.
6. In what ways does Kibilio contribute to those not living on the farm?
We support and are a part of a larger social justice mission to: steward and conserve land, reduce our ecological footprint, support food justice and expansion of healthy food systems, provide sustainability and healing education, and provide embodied healing practices for those inside and out of the community.
9. In what ways might potential donors be joining the journey when they give?
We are creating an “engaged network” of those entering a relationship with us through the lens of full reparative justice.
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