Finca Luna Búho is a collaborative land project, majority BIPOC-led, centering and holding the voices and decision making of those living in marginalization and at the intersections of these lived experiences. We are located on unceded Mohican land in the so-called northern Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. In 2007, we began this land project collective to create a rural place of refuge, knowledge sharing and intimacy-with-land that centers BIPOC, immigrant, queer, poor, adoptee and disabled communities. We offer space for gatherings, classes, justice organizing, healing, farming and mutual/intimate land and nature connection. Finca Luna Búho is a place where people can seek safety and inspiration, creatively grow and collaborate for community restoration and flourishing. 

Our work is centered around providing both the services and the physical space to support marginalized communities in the northern Berkshires. As Indigenous people who have been removed from their land and culture, as Indigenous immigrants that have come to the US from places deeply affected by US imperialism, as transracial adoptees and other lived experiences that have separated us from land and nature, access isn’t the only need. There is a fundamental need to feel at ease, mend, heal, share; to create a sense of home in a manner that is deeply rooted within the community, while holding space for the beauty and tending of our own cultures and experiences. 

Within the northern Berkshires, there are no other land-based projects that center BIPOC, queer, poor, immigrant and disabled people. Finca Luna Búho serves as a vital community center graced by gardens, fields, forest, a river, and streams. We share this land with dear more-than-human beings with whom we are honored to grow in deep relationship over time.  Finca Luna Búho is a place where people--especially youth--can create and attend community programs free of charge, which is essential to creation and growth for marginalized communities. This project provides physical space for a poor community to make social connections, learn, unlearn, grow, connect, organize, and hold joy and being. As such, it is a space deeply rooted in the ideas of land justice, which is woven into every aspect of the work—from antiracism organizing groups, social justice workshops, and community art, to food growing, medicine making, nature immersion, and place-based learning. We work in a way that integrates individuals and communities’ experiences and perspectives, centering those impacted by oppression, who can share from a place that will strengthen our community care and collective liberation.