The Mission



To build a permanent stronghold for trans sanctuary, radical art, and community organizing.


Lupinewood’s historic mansion and its land will be held in a Trust, ensuring their use by marginalized organizers and artists permanently. We envision a steady stream of community members accessing the low-cost herbal health clinic, taking medicine made from the at-risk and native plants that are grown here.  Touring musicians and radical professors will rub shoulders with frontlines activists at workshops and conferences in the downstairs hosting spaces.  A collective of childcare providers will offer ongoing daycare to low-income families, exploring the wooded trails or playing in the dedicated childcare space; we will also provide dedicated space for guests, visiting artists, and queer folks in need of short-term crisis housing.  The apiary will grow to include numerous top-bar hives supported by an expansive pollinator garden.  An industrial kitchen will easily serve the domestic needs of the collective house while routinely feeding large groups of people for big events and in emergencies. We’ll have regular potlucks and community events to connect people and share ideas.  We’ll build a communal woodshop and printshop, as well as studio space for visual artists.  We’ll throw dance parties and other fundraisers for local causes, rapidly responding as needs arise. A queer collective will animate Lupinewood, dedicated to creating an anti-oppressive culture between themselves and in the space as a whole, driven by the tenets of Connection, Sanctuary, Confrontation, and Collectivity.