The counterculture movement flourished nationwide in the 1960s and 1970s, and while the hippies of Haight–Ashbury occupied the public eye, a faction of back to the landers were quietly creating their own haven off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks. Meet Jared M. Phillips at Books in Bloom. Combining oral histories and archival resources, Phillips weaves the story of the Ozarks and its influx of country beatniks and back to the landers into the region’s traditional population and he chronicles the lasting contributions they have made to the region’s arts and crafts communities, solar energy advancements, organic farming and farmers’ markets, and environmental activism. See you on May 19!
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