Whether you have never been here,
visited once or many times over the past 25 years,
or perhaps have only heard about Radical Faerie Sanctuary,
...ZMS belongs to you.
We all know it has been an incredible and intense few years. We here at ZMS sincerely hope you and yours have been well and done your very best during these impactful times.
Those of us here on the land, those of us who live near by, and those of us who support from afar... all of us have been working together to create and share a bright vision of our future, to protect and improve what we have inherited, to craft a new message, and invite an incredible new level of support for Zuni Mountain Sanctuary.
We are so excited to share with you what we have accomplished and what we are dreaming about.
Please take a few minutes to look around:
THANK YOU for being here with us!
Springtime in the desert!
We are still navigating the impact of the pandemic and working on finishing more living spaces and renewing the current buildings in need of maintenance and care.
Covid-19 protocols -
We are doing our best to keep in the delicate dance of an on-going pandemic and these protocols may change.
Please remain in contact with stewards and/or your person of contact about current protocols at ZMS.
We ask for a rapid/PCR test before coming to the Sanctuary, especially if traveling from long distances.
We also ask for a rapid test upon arrival, especially when known exposure risk has occurred before arrival.
We encourage mask use indoors and safe-distancing, as well as other precautionary measures. -
Please protect yourself so you can protect others. Wash your hands, wear a mask, take your vitamins, take care of your body.
For these reasons, we continue to be CLOPEN:
Closed to the open public, and open for community-engaged visits.
We remain Closed to the open public and for general visits.
We are currently focusing our energy inward and preparing our material and communal infrastructures to better offer sanctuary.
For these reasons and with sustainability and safety as our collective focus, we are currently not accepting general visitors seeking sanctuary.
We welcome day/work visits from the local and greater community;
Please let us know if you would like to visit ahead of time (call, email, text or message).
Open for intentional community-oriented short- and long-term VolunQueers,
focused on communal stewardship and/or collaborating in our current building and maintenance projects.
Short term could be one-day and long-term could be anywhere from 3 weeks to our 12 month Steward Candidacy process.
PLEASE NOTE: at this time, proposed visits can begin the end of May...
If you want to bring your energy and body to the Sanctuary in the coming future,
please contact us @: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call us at: (505) 717-7365
~ Specific and/or general goals while visiting the land
(cooking meals, providing specific building maintenance, hosting a workshop…)
~ Specific toolset/skillsets or construction experience
~ Anti-racist training, experience, and organizing
~ Facilitation & Conflict Mediation Skill-sharing
~ High-desert (7000+ft) gardening (seasonal or yearly) experience and skills
~ Medical, herbal, or therapeutic knowledge/skills to share with the community
~ Ritual planning
Petitions to stay will be reviewed in a consensus-process by a community of stewards,
current volunqueers and/or board members.
Requests will be considered in relation to Zuni Mountain Sanctuary’s immediate material needs and the needs of the community of people currently living on the land.
Acknowledgements & Agreements
~ All volunqueers/visitors are expected to read and review the Acknowledgements & Agreements beforehand.
~ All volunqueers/visitors are expected to participate in the Sanctuary’s daily chores and/or ongoing projects to the best of their abilities.
~ Long-term volunqueers/visitors should be prepared to camp or RV, as we still cannot provide indoor sleeping spaces.
Again, PLEASE NOTE: proposed visits can begin as early as the end of May...
Consider plugging in or co-organizing with more folx to take a project on
~ Current land and renewal projects
§ Queer forestry
§ Heritage preservation buildings (https://zms.org/heritage-preservation ) ·
Tea rooms rehab (contact Sleigh @ email@example.com) ·
Hearth House maintenance
§ Update solar shower
~ Upcoming foreseen work-focused GATHERINGS
§ Queer forestry work days
(contact BrandoXbalanque @ firstname.lastname@example.org)
§ We Here Now – June 1-June 15th
(contact Balance @ email@example.com)
~ Current building projects (https://zms.org/new-buildings )
§ Walipini greenhouse
(contact Sleigh at firstname.lastname@example.org)
§ Live/Work Studio
~ Remote support - you can also support us from afar by:
§ Joining a committee
§ Hosting a fundraiser
§ Planning a workshop
§ Make a donation: https://zms.org/fund-raising
Planning contingent on pandemic and may be subject to change according to community needs, limited space.
WE ARE HERE AND WANT TO SEE YOU
Weather you lend a hand, or just share some love,
it will be good to connect with you.
Got a hand?
Come to a few work parties and race the winter weather with us?
We would love a hand as there are just a few of us here now!
WE ARE LOOKING FOR STEWARDSHIP
7,300 feet above the ocean
within the forest
that lives in the desert
with the coyotes yipping
under vivid sunsets
Sanctuary Creates Home for Stewards.
Please contact us if you are called to Stewardship and wish to support the ongoing renewal, future reopening and long term sustainability of Zuni Mountain Sanctuary.
CONSIDER A GIFT
Once you have taken care of you and your family during these challenging times, please consider supporting the Sanctuary financially. Your donations will support provisioning, general operations, NOTAFLOF charity, as well as important improvement projects currently underway. Please go to our GIVING page.
Visions of Our Future Together
We are visioning forward to hosting bountiful futures at our collective table once again.
We at Zuni Mountain Sanctuary want our community to know that we are in this together and the Stewards are actively working to create SILVER LININGS in light of the current CORONA virus pandemic.
Stay in touch with us so we can stay in touch with you!
25 Years Sustaining Sanctuary
Community during Global Pandemic
Solar Power Upgrades
Gardens & Greenhouses
Dogs, Cats, Chickens & Eggs
Happenings during World Wide Pandemic
Quaran-team Conscious Work Parties
Gifts of Money
Labor's of Love
So Much Gratitude
JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Goal for 5 + Full TIme STEWARDS
We are diligently working on making ZMS a place for skilled and devoted Stewards to call their home.
Since our founding in 1996, the Sanctuary's goal has been to house and foster at least 5 full time stewards. This is the minimum number of people we believe we need on the land to run the sanctuary sustainably.
With the loss of Juniper House in the 2017 fire, we lost essential winter housing for 5 people. We currently can only house 2 people with rooms of their own.
There are currently 3 people living on the land.
The building of LIVE/WORK space (IN PROGRESS) will provide 2 more residential spaces, a workshop, and a pottery studio.
That means there will be 4 individual spaces for housing available very soon!
Dreaming and Designing additional NEW HOUSING remains an essential part of our short & long term goals.
Goal for Life on the Land: Join Our Legacy
Goal for Long Term Commitments:
Goal for Garden and Farm: Food Sustainability & Sales.
Gardening and food harvesting has been happening at a small scale since we arrived on the land.
The Moon Garden has been growing herbs, spices, greens, red spinach and flowers since the first year. 10 years ago Tony and Mikee created the first certified organic gardens.
With the building of the NEW WALIPINI, a Victorian style all season greenhouse, we will be able to house and grow food all year long.
There is ponder, wonder and thought about ZMS gaining official FARM STATUS in NM. We are looking for R&D around the Pros & Cons of declairing ZMS as a legitimate Farm. Would doing this add to the stability of incoming funding, work for our tribe, and a delicious organic food supply?
The original founders of ZMS bought and created ZMS as we know it today. The first few years created the Hearth House and the Tea Rooms, adobe buildings that are beautiful, made from the earth, and require a yearly labor of love to maintain. This was thought of as a community opportunity to come together to MUD and RENEW the buildings. As beautiful as these buildings are, they need constant attention as part of maintaining our inheritance.
Priority Heritage Buildings Goals:
These buildings are currently in a state of considerable disrepair and require significant funding, design, and labor to bring them back to a stable and withstanding condition, or we will loose them.
When we first arrived on the land 24 years ago, there was nothing but an old road, and a few beautiful ponds. Wells were dug for water, and systems for waterworks, solar power, roads, heating, propane, community buildings and housing all manifested quickly, perhaps too quickly. All of these systems were small, quick, and very useful at the time.
Now, we have out grown most of these systems, and are ready to upgrade, improve, and expand. The general maintenace and upkeep of old systems is time consuming, labourous, and spendy. R&D for New Systems is a priority for ZMS to be able to continue to support our mission to serve.
Fundraising Goals: Running a Business
Building a financial infrastructure to support the well being and growth of ZMS has been a dominant focus for the last 5 years. Growing our organization into a financially sustainable model to support both the land and her stewards, with fund raising, cottage industry, and profits from gatherings remains a top priority.
Raising Funds for Healthy Annual Opperations Budget
Raising Funds for 2 Year Capitol Campaign
Visions of Our Future Together
We are inviting VISIONS and DREAMS about the magical gift that is ZMS, what she needs to thrive and grow, and the future generations of faeries that will come to dance, heal, and steward her into the future.
We inherited ZMS. We will pass her on.
In taking care of the land and the daily business of sanctuary, thoughts of current leadership being passed on to future leadership are part of our values and ethics as we plan and work on all things here at ZMS.
Join the Conversation
Be the Example
Add to the Dream
Lets Be Proud to Pass On Something Good
We are a volunteer board, honoring the laws and business operations of a not for profit in the State of New Mexico, while honoring and protecting the vision and mission of our founders.
We are seeking to add new ACTIVE BOARD MEMBERS with specific and significant knowledge and experience with not-for-profit business management, finance, fund raising, and both short and long term project management.
If you would like to speak with us about Joining Our Leadership,
please click JOIN LEADERSHIP.
YOU have SPECIAL SKILLS,
and we would love your wisdom
making ZMS GROW.
ZMS totally relies on the loving contributions of those that love and support us.
Thank You for Thnking Of Us!