Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Brook Farm

Brook Farm, a socialistic community based on Fourier's principles, was organised in 1840 by George Ripley. The farm, about eight miles from Boston, covered an area of 200 acres, and those who went to occupy it were educated men and women, who made up their minds to do each their own share of the work. Among them was Nathaniel Hawthorne, whose Blithedale Romance is an account of the little colony.