by Zachary Kirkbride
The Brook Farm Community
Brook farm or also called The Brook Farm Institute of Agriculture and Education, It was a short-lived utopian experiment in communal living from 1841 to 1847. The 175-acre farm was founded in West Roxbury, Mass. or now know as Boston. It was run by George Ripley, He was the leader in the Transcendental Club, an informal gathering of intellectuals of the Boston area. He was aided by his wife, Sophia Dana Ripley, a woman of wide culture and academic experience.