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Green Valley Village
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We are a growing eco-village of 35 members spanning three generations endeavoring to co-create a culture of conscious kinship, ecological sustainability, and Life-affirming economics.
We are forming an LLC to develop a long-term lease with the MRP Trust, which purchased hundreds of acres of rolling hills, farmland, and forest in the heart of West Sonoma County, California in 2006 to serve as a demonstration site of an intentionally integrated culture that conscientiously meets human needs.
Those of us who live, love, learn, work, and serve & celebrate life together express our shared commitment to conscious living, community growth, and ecological stewardship through the following spheres of influences: Local Economy & Finance, Health & Wellness, Appropriate Technology, Community Governance, Culture & Education, Land & Nature and Built Environment.
The land we inhabit and steward is in the heart of West Sonoma County, California. (Less than a 20-minute drive from the towns of Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Occidental, and Guerneville.) We are the site of Green Valley Farm CSA, Oaktopia -unique oaktree nursery, and Wildernes Skills nature awareness programs for youth. The CSA and the CRIC house (Cultural Rehabilitation Internship Center) located here is part of the network of WWOOF locations.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:8/23/2013
(Visitor process is rather slow, unless you come to an open house.)
Visitor Process: On the second Saturday of every month there is a work party at 10am, lunch 2pm-ish, tour of the land and buildings at 3pm and a potluck dinner at 6pm, with music afterwards.
We welcome visitors at other times; however, arrangements must be made in advance (for tour and for overnights). Please email.
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.
Members(adults and children):
(WWOOFers, Interns, Subletters. Lots less during the winer.)
Open to new members:
(All community decisions are made by consensus at Village Council. V.C. has outsourced and decentralized certain day-to-day and realm specific decisions to spheres groups.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Sorta yes in the sense of we're forming an LLC to hold long term committed people's investments ($ and sweat) in the land. But those individuals wouldn't hold anymore decision making power than other members.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Everyone who's a member pays a minimum amount monthly.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(3hrs/wk plus weekly work party, meeting and communal dinner.)
(Communal Dues are $50/month in addition to Membership Fees for land access, personal-private-bedroom space.)
Land and Buildings
170 acres (68.8 hectares)
(Adjacent forested 158 acreage is also accessible and shared.)
Land Owned By:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
(We are forming an LLC to hold a triple-net long-term lease, manage, and steward the land.)
Number of Residences:
(We're a 100yrold ranch so there's lot's of workshop and barn space!)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(and growing! (community owned, operated CSA started spring 2008))
Share Community Meals:
(3 all community meals a week. Community meals are primarily vegetarian, with occasional vegan and meat options.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Some people are Freegan, some people are vegan, some people are localvors, some people grow, harvest, farm, raise their own food, most people eat animal products regularly.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Members practice earth based spirituality, science of mind, buddhism, yoga, atheism and others.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Unitarian Universalist
:: Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
Private school off the property
(Preschool on the land possibilities.)
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