When Paul and Janette purchased this land, it was for two equally important reasons:

Firstly, as a means to escape Corporate America, and to deepen their connection with nature, as part of their earth-based spirituality.

Secondly, to make the land available to the community, for educational and spiritual purposes. They have prepared the ALC land to become a peaceful retreat, a place for people to live, breathe and educate themselves on the concept of permaculture, and other sustainable practices, and to give sanctuary to the creatures who honor us with their presence on the land.

This gave rise to our motto, which appears on all our written material: For People and Life!


Any time we make a decision regarding ALC, we refer back to our Mission Statement:

We are at peace in this serene and private space where we, and invited guests, learn from one another and the land, connect with mother earth, and live in the moment. With help from earth-loving souls, we enable the land to care for itself and provide food, medicine, materials and habitat.

Centrally located just 90 miles north of the Twin Cities and 80 miles south of Duluth, our location is easily accessible, yet far enough away that you can leave all your worries behind you.

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We are a 501(c)(3) organization. Tax ID (EIN):82-3546139