Re-Forming Formed: 2007 Established: 1999
This page last updated:11/11/2013
Sharing Circle Community
[We're planning to move from Jim Drommond's house at 3631 West 8th St. We'll let everyone know where us two “gypsy garden-eers” are going next. Maybe nearby.]
We're Mike & Birdie, & we host a Veggie Potluck & Roundtable Discussion at our rented home, 3631 W. 8th St., Cin., OH, on the first Sunday/month, 2pm. Our talks range from organic gardening, to what makes a sustainable community; to questioning our origins as a species. Our Dec. 1 discussion will focus on retro-fitting a 100-yr old house as part of an increasingly sustainable neighborhood. To be sustainable, households & neighborhoods must, we think, develop an awareness of who they are. Self-awareness as an intentional community is key to vitality. History shows that it was this ancient & self-regulating form, via the centuries-old Iroquois League, that helped shape the U.S. Constitution. [See Bruce Johansen.] Intentional communities can also help anchor 21st Century sustainability. Of course, we'll need to talk about purposes & practices; & then "walk our talk"; & make a transition from a domination-style society, to a democratic partnership economy. Property might be put in a community land-trusts, which we as residents of that community will become the trustees of. Businesses will be co-ops. We'll try out whatever seems sensible. If we find we've made a mistake, we'll say, "Oops!" & back down, admitting our mistake. Changing our minds together, makes us more resilient. We're in a local CSA [Community Supported Agriculture] group, & may continue being part of that CSA. We're mostly vegetarian in our diet. We try to follow peaceful conflict resolution practices. We understand there are other entities on earth, rarely seen by us humans at our present level of evolution, who we need to work with. Like, nature spirits seen at Findhorn Community, Perelandra Gardens, Lily Hill Farm, & Sirius Community. We also wonder if we were cross-bred by visiting e.t.'s? Did these et's bring us "dominator culture," too? We'll have to change that to a partnership culture. We can explore "alternatives to legal tender," per Tom Greco, & the Schumacher Economics Institute. Voluntary meditation helps personal relationships, & is probably helpful in further evolution. [See Lynne McTaggert.] As gardeners, we like permaculture; no-til/low-till; 'interbay' composting; lasagna-beds; hugel-kulturs; bio-char; aquaponics, pit greenhouses, & broadforks. See you at the potluck. Thanks,
M & B
Status: Sharing Circle Community
Former/Other Names: Sharing Circle Community Farm; Sharing Circle 'Gypsy Garden-eers'
This page last updated:11/11/2013
(Overnighters would stay at nearby Pilot House, since we are in a community property.)
Visitor Process: Call or write us.
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.
Because our housing is a single housing unit and requires the sharing of bathroom, kitchen and common space membership/residency may be restricted based on sex/gender in accordance with the law. Our community does not discriminate based on race/color, national origin, religion, 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 domestic abuse.
Members(adults and children):
Open to new members:
(But not immediately. Need to talk about this.)
(Discussion, proposal, meditation, consensus decision.)
(Decisions are by consensus.)
Leadership Core Group:
(Right now, three adult residents of the two community properties.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(We expect some sharing of community work.)
(When living space permits, we'll have to talk about all that.)
Land and Buildings
(Inside Cincinnati, Ohio.)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(in each house.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(Birdie & Mike are both vegetarian.)
(We are not quite vegans, as we think we can mutually beneficially)
(No smoking indoors. We two don't smoke at all.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We meditate, and do attunements, and often read. from something we like, such as Neale Walsch.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(We read Neale Walsch, Penny Kelly, Tanis Helliwell, Paul Von Ward, Robert Shapiro. Robert Monroe.)
(At present, we have no school-age children.)
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