We are not just looking for a place to move to. We are seeking, developing and cultivating a community to live in, raise family, and start or join businesses. We are looking for partners in business and good neighbors. People are more important than place alone.
Qualities of the people with whom we work/live:
-We do what we say we do
-We communicate changes openly
-We have mutually supportive loving relationships
-We want to know others wants and needs to better meet them
-We are proactive and self- initiating
-We laugh, sing, and dance
-We blur lines of work, fun and play
Qualities of our community (not comprehensive):
- Our decisions are rooted in values for healthy people and healthy planet, local economy, and consensus.
- We develop our land with regenerative practices that serve people as well as native plants and animals.
- We serve the community with health and healing, arts, and regenerative agricultural education and services.
Literature that influences our planning process:
- Non-Violent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg and Arun Gandhi
- Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities by Diane Leafe Christian
- Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities by Kathryn McCammant and Charles Durrett
- Permaculture Activist Magazine
- Gaia’s Garden: A Guide to Home Scale Permaculture
- You Can Farm by Joel Salatin
- Sepp Holzer’s Permaculture: a Practicle Guide
- Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Suceed by Jared Diamond
- Derrick Jensen