The first branch was the first New Oasis For Life Community in China. It was Located in Anning, Yunnan province,and existed for four and a half years ,from September 2009 to March 2014. The total area was about 13 acres containing five small areas that were scattered like close stars. Including the kitchen, dining area, warehouse, computer room, bedrooms, playground, vegetable fields, orchards and so on.
In addition to the renovation of the original buildings, we built more than thirty new bedrooms, showers, toilets, and other supporting facilities. We had a total of seventy bedrooms for sixty resident-members.
At that time, we had three chicken farms, with more than a hundred chickens, which met the “one egg per person per day” requirement. There were four orchards with more than a thousand pear trees, as well as cherries, waxberries, plums, apricots, peaches, chestnuts, grapes, dates, persimmons, and as many as a dozen other fruit trees. They produced fruit to eat throughout the year. There were about 1 acre of vegetable fields, and after improving the soil by applying organic manure, adjusting to seasonal changes, and growing seasonal vegetables, we were able to ensure a daily supply of fresh vegetables. There were also more than 1.6 acres of land where we planted corn, soybeans, potatoes, and so on.
The environment of the First branch was very beautiful, with dozens of flowers in full bloom throughout the year.