Peace Farm is located adjacent to a traditional, working village in the Apokoronas region of the Greek island of Crete. Founded in 2012 by artists Brent Scheneman and Eliza Monet, the project is a Data A art work-in-progress in the second year of a five-year plan.
The project explores ways to help foster a culture of world peace working from a traditional Greek farm setting. Its aims are to examine and to model ideas that create conditions conducive for the life of all existing natural systems as well as for the gardens, livestock and participants.
Currently Peace Farm’s man-made features include a donkey breeding program, the daily care of organic gardens, pastures, fruit and nut trees, six sheep, five donkeys, three horses, two pigs, two goats, three farm dogs, five geese and many rabbits. Peace Farm’s ‘Philosopher’s Walk with Donkeys’ is a new public outreach program.
Greece has recently joined the Worldwide Peace Marker Project (WPMP Collective). Peace Marker Greece is to be installed in Crete. This initiative is beginning to manifest a culture of world peace on a global scale. In this sense, Peace Farm has become an early adopter of this new worldview.
Peace Farm, strives to become a microcosm of the philosophy of the WPMP Collective in support of Peace Marker Greece and in the development of new data from Greece regarding the reunification of human nature with Nature-at-large.
The Peace farm project has been largely self-funded by the founding artists. It benefits from supplemental support and resources from volunteers and patrons.