This page last updated:2/14/2013
Essense of Eden - The Eden Project
Montgomery Area, Alabama,
(Community Forming - Interested Parties See The Eden Project Page)
Mentone [Lookout Mountain], Alabama,
(Seeking Property In Mentone)
An intentional community is forming in Alabama. Mentone on Lookout Mountain is being seriously considered now.
Currently on FaceBook @:
We are currently just virtual. Our core foundation is spiritual and of Love. Essence will be set up and run by Intentional One Ministries [a non-denominational group].
If you are near, in, or might be seriously considering moving to Alabama to become part of a (forming) intentional community; if you want to be self-sustaining, surrounded by like-minded friends who have become a family; if you want to work either in or out of the community, sharing resources, rewards, and projects together, paying much less than what you might now pay monthly for housing, food, utilities, etc.; and too many other things than can be mentioned hereódrop by the above online location now.
The community itself will be those who come in and decide to stay and in support of the core gardens, healing retreat, and learning center.
Only those with a real desire to join in this discussion need drop in, as these groups are for the purpose of creating what we propose and envision, and as soon as possible.
Local get-togethers will be planned for cookouts and campouts as we get there, and internet conversations are ongoing at both groups above. Regular meetings are now taking place.
Intentional Community/Retreat/Healing Center/Sustainable Living
Feel free to pass this along to friends and family.
We are actively seeking private loans, grants, members, land (in the area), resources, ideas, and more. We are in the planning/forming stage, with a target date of within immediate future, although this has been ongoing in various stages for the past few years.
Now is the time!
Status: Forming Now
Former/Other Names: The Eden Project
This page last updated:2/14/2013
No Answer Regarding Visitors
(yes, after set up - by reservation)
Visitor Process: Details will be forthcoming. We are currently finding interested parties. Then we will meet locally and discuss in more depth.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
Our community does not discriminate in regards to housing based on race/color, national origin, religion, sex/gender, family status (i.e. having children, not having children, or being pregnant), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ancestry, source of income, age, creed, personal appearance, political affiliation, HIV infection, military/veteran status, unfavorable military discharge, gender identity or expression, receiving public assistance, or being the victim of domestic abuse.
Comment: Housing will be available to members and interns, with visitor spaces too.
Open to new members:
By a group of elders or other leaders
(consensus over all - board for overview)
(Till set up and will tranfer to core group)
Leadership Core Group:
(It will - Founders)
Labor and Money
(both shared resources and independant)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(indiviual debt is that of the member and not the community)
(plans are appox. 10+ hours week - could be more - all considerations made)
(to be determined and may relate to property and needs decided)
(monthly into a pool fund, best way)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
(some cohousing some private housing/transistional)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(would grow all of it as possible)
Share Community Meals:
(possibly 3 meals a day, however- at least once per day.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(to be determined, leaning towards more vegan styled, open)
(to be determined)
(wine and beer making possible - other consumables as may be allowed or decided)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Love is our core belief...)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(to each as they see fit but spiritual open-mindedness)
(home schooling - residents may use either)
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