Forming Formed: 1999 Established: 2001
This page last updated:8/12/2007
The Nature School Foundation Inc.
Greenville, New Hampshire,
(Have 2 Locations 2.5 miles apart)
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At The Nature School we believe that education was meant to provide a community supported environment where respect for all life and an understanding of our individual passions and contributions to the whole is a part of our original instructions. Our staff’s own innate respect and love for nature seeks to inspire the community to develop a deep understanding of the life cycles in nature, to foster healthy social development, and interaction with and service for the community.
To truly live in peace and harmony one must live daily with the awareness of the connection between human beings and their natural world. We are all peacekeepers on this planet and Nature School strives to create a model by which education can contribute to this understanding and practice. Earth is our greatest teacher, let us reconnect to live and learn the original teachings of our Mother as it was intended from the beginning of time. Let us elevate the Earth to an issue of prominent importance one child at a time with no child left inside.
We are looking for individuals and families that want to Green Build within Nature and live in an enviroment that encompasses Earth Education, Harmlessness, and Self Sustainability. Those that are already on this path, leaders that are willing to work together as a collective who truly believe in our Mission. We are currently in lthe design process. We welcome those interested to contact us with your inquiries.
Status: Small but growing
| | Contact:
|Links: |The Circle Way
: Our resident Native American Elder, Manitonquat and his Circle Way Teachings
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Another Place Farm
This page last updated:8/12/2007
Visitor Process: Please give us a call at (603) 878-3605 or (603) 878-2310. We don't mind visitors at all, but since there are children, we want to make sure they are safe.
Ecovillage Network of the Americas
:: Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
No Answer Provided
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(Please contact us for more info!)
(Donna Werner is the CEO of The Nature School Foundation and has the responsibility of administering the important stuff.)
Leadership Core Group:
(We are all leaders here (including the children).)
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(We help with the mortgage and a portion of household expenses.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(labor is not expected or required unless it is in connection with house chores, and land stewardship. Barter and volunteerism are readily available for specific jobs.)
(Earth Protection Fee $500.00 that goes to Earth Education, to elevate the Earth to an issue of prominent importance.)
(a $55.00 annual membership fee to join The Nature School Foundation, which goes to our quarterly newsletter.)
Land and Buildings
48 acres (19.4 hectares)
(We have 48 acres collectively, comprised of woods, feilds, gardens, conservation land and approximately 2500 feet bordering Walker brook with waterfalls and swimming holes.)
Land Owned By:
Another form of Non-profit
Number of Residences:
(We have the community house (a large, 10,000 sq ft refinished old house - it's great) as well as a 3500 sq ft house, a two stall barn, a 10x20 store front on a major RT called The Nature Xchange,a teepee and long house on the grounds.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We will be erecting a 21'x70' greenhouse that was donated to us this last year. We are working towards a Community Supported Agricultural Farm to support our eco-village and the local community. We are looking for organically skilled growers that want to join us. One of our Progams is the Kids-In-Gardens where children start from seed to harvest.)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(We are working to a primarily vegan livelihood but accept vegetarian's in transition. All members are entitled to choose what they wish outside the premises. We practice harmlessness.)
(We do use tabocco in spiritual gatherings.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We are all connected equally)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
Private school at the community
(Children are of course free to pursue education outside the community, but we offer classes in the original teachings of Earth Education, for preschool on up.)
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