After his separation from his wife, Garland established two successive agricultural communes, or "colonies of idealists", both named April Farm. The first April Farm, in which Garland lived from January 1922, was at North Carver, Massachusetts. In 1924, Garland moved to a new "April Farm" in Lower Milford Township, Pennsylvania.
Garland scandalized polite society by inviting young women to live with him at these colonies, where he planned to "work out the problems of life".
Category: Money | Communes, Utopias, and Other Alternative Societies | Public Indecency | Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers | 1920s