National Geographic : 1977 Apr
W hen the Farm wasfounded in 1971, members planned to till the land pioneer style. But soon it became clear that survival requiredsome mechanization-hence the harvester (above). A former student at an eastern prep school (right)works hard to understand the innards of a tractorengine. Two young men from the Farm deal watermelons to a supermarket (below). Harvesttime prompts celebrators (facingpage) into a dance of thanks for the gifts of the earth.