A School for Next-Era Sustainable Infrastructure

A project in Southwestern New Mexico focusing on clean living, food sovereignty, affordable housing, conscious community and co-working.

It’s more than just a single neighborhood designed for its microbiome— it’s a sustainable microvillage template that is designed to go viral.

A “Biome Village” with ten adobe homes and shared infrastructure– an industrial kitchen, state-park-style bathroom building and community gardens on a community land trust.  Super affordable, own-able clean housing that works for sensitive people and lower-income people alike.

Adobe Development

We build and train people to build Adobe structures (cob, adobe brick, compressed earth block, earthbag) as safe, affordable, elegant, clean, fire-proof homes with clean energy and smart water management. Learn More.

Regenerative Farming

We focus on food sovereignty using biodynamic farming and regenerative agriculture practices in our high desert setting, growing enough food to share and teaching others how to do the same. Learn More.

Biome Management

The foundational basis of the design process of all of our systems, from structures to farming, is understanding and respecting the changes that are developing in the microbial world. Learn More.

Social Healing

Our model is based on Courage of Care; “creating compassion-based, counter-oppressive, healing-centered, transformational and visionary practice communities that cultivate individuals who thrive.” Learn More.

Consciousness and Growth

We foster conscious community through healing trauma, dancing, movement, singing, meditation, drumming, music and silence for individual healing and community expression. Learn More.


We create clean work spaces and opportunities for collaborative entrepreneurship. Think Products and services BY sensitive people, FOR sensitive people. For healing, learning, growing and reinventing our common future. Learn More.

Greater Context

Community Land Trusts around the World

Why Crooked Forest?

Every once in a while, you will come across a single tree in the forest that got broken and grew anyway towards the sunlight.

In Poland, there is a whole forest of these individual crooked trees that recovered. There are 400 trees that experienced a cataclysm and then grew back…together. That’s us.

We are:

  • Resilient
  • Resourceful
  • Alive
  • Growing, and
  • Working Together.

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We create and innovate reproducible neighborhoods, full of health-optimizing community systems for environmentally sensitive people and their allies, in a way that leads to home ownership, food sovereignty, vibrant health and awakening.


Our programs, physical structures and systems each have healing as the most vital design principal. Our educational programs focus on 5 aspects of community creation: construction of healthy buildings, regenerative food systems, biome management systems, social healing and personal growth.