Stephen Gaskin is a counter-cultural icon best known for his presence in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco in the 1960s and for co-founding "The Farm", a famous spiritual Intentional Community in Summertown, Tennessee. He was a Green Party presidential primary candidate in 2000 on a platform which included Campaign Finance Reform, Universal Health Care, and Marijuana Decriminalization.
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Education: San Francisco State College (now University), B.A. (cum laude), 1962, M.A., 1964.
ADDRESSES: Home -- 41, The Farm, Summertown, TN 38483. Office -- The Birth Gazette, 42, The Farm, Summertown, TN 38483.
San Francisco State College (now University), San Francisco, Calif., instructor in Creative Writing and General Semantics, 1964-66;
Monday Night Class 1967 /1970 a weekly meeting of up to a thousand or fifteen hundred people where politics, religion, acid, sex, love, etc were discussed openly.
Convenor of the Caravan, a speaking tour of the United States with engagements in 42 states with a Caravan of 50 School buses and forty or so other vehicles and up to 400 hippys. We were the largest hippy community in the US before we parked in Tennessee.. Oct 12,1970 -Sept, 1971,
Founder of The Farm Community at one time the largest hippy community in the world and still one of the most significant, Summertown, TN, and early director of the Farm community, 1971--
Founder and first Chairman of the Board of Directors of Plenty International, an Overseas Relief and Development Company that helped rebuild 1200 houses and put in 27 kilometers of water pipe in Guatemala and Clinics in Lesotho and southern Mexico as well as many other projects on four continents including the Jefferson Award winning South Bronx Ambulance project in New York City.
Tennessee State Penitentiary one to three-year sentence for grass, 1974.
CURRENTLY: General Manager and Production Director, The Birth Gazette (Midwife quarterly). Writer, Lecturer and "hands on" father of three at home. Founder of new Not-for-Profit Development and Intelligence Corporation"Rocinante", named for Don Quixote's horse.
MILITARY SERVICE: U.S. Marine Corps, 1952-55; Saw Combat in Korea 1953/1954.
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