Re-Forming Formed: 2007 Established: 1999
This page last updated:4/26/2013
Sharing Circle Community
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[We've moved from Jim Drommond's Pilot House, to another house that Jim has added to the intentional community model; & is aligned with the Enright Ridge Urban Ecovillage].
The intentional community is an ancient, tribal form of society, & can be created "intentionally." We are Mike & Birdie, 2 urban folk working at creating an intentional community.
We figure an intentional community is a group of people who choose to share some community living quarters, some meals, some work together, & some "visioning" together, some purpose.
Some wondering out loud, in conversation, what our purpose is in life, on this earth, in this cosmos.
And some agreements.
Such communities may take the form of a land-trust, managed as a co-op, democratically.
Intentional communities may be the most resilient, the most sustainable of social forms. Like families, or tribes.
Even a global tribe.
We don't mind trying out new ideas that seem sensible. And if we find we made a mistake, we say, "Oops!" and back down, admitting our mistake. We are not afraid to change our minds. This helps us be more resilient.
We're pretty sure we need to pay attention to trying to make our ways of living "sustainable ways," realizing those ways may change as our understandings change.
We are vegetarian,& have been for decades. We also try to follow peaceful conflict resolution practices. And we realize that there are other entities in existence, some of which are rarely seen by us humans at our present level of evolution. Like nature spirits.
We are ready to explore other economic arrangements, such as barter, or "alternatives to legal tender," as recommended by Tom Greco. Or the New Economics Institute.
As gardeners, we like no-till; sheet composting; lasagna-beds & hugel-kulturs; permaculture; aquaponics [Note: One need not eat the fish, to benefit from growing vegetables & fish together]; & pit or earth-bermed greenhouses.
In construction, we like earth-bags, earth-berming, cob & other natural building methods. Also geodesic domes.
We see meditation as part of a sustainable life-style. Part of our further evolution.
Unless we say, "Oops!," and choose a different path....
We do 2pm First Sunday, monthly, veggie potlucks & RoundTable Discussion, 3631 West 8th St., Cin., OH.
Or do a potluck at your house!
Status: Sharing Circle Community
Former/Other Names: Sharing Circle Community Farm; Sharing Circle 'Gypsy Garden-eers'
This page last updated:4/26/2013
(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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