Re-Forming Established: 2006
This page last updated:2/8/2012
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Ahimsa is an evolving vegan homestead and permaculture demonstration site located near State College, PA started in 2005. Our original vision included developing a small intentional community with residential members, education center, and small business enterprises. Our current activities focus on local food production including organic gardens, small fruits, nuts, mushrooms, and maple syrup. One of our primary goals is to serve as an example of vegan homesteading in action. We are seeking additional members in order to more fully manifest the vision and are open to relocating to another area. We are interested in dialoging with other vegetarians/vegans who are interested in the homesteading life! If you are interested in finding out more about us or would like to schedule a visit please contact us at email@example.com
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Former/Other Names: Ahimsa Village
This page last updated:2/8/2012
Visitor Process: Please call, email, or write to arrange a visit. We generally ask for at least one-week advance notice. We have a guest yurt for visitors - $15/night donation requested. Thanks!
School of Living
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):
(2 others live off-site)
Leadership Core Group:
(Partners are in leadership core, members in dialogue can participate in meetings but cannot block consensus)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Our hope is to develop a number of on-site businesses and practice some income sharing)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Apx. 9 hours/week)
(Monthly contributions to cover operating expenses, taxes, etc.)
Land and Buildings
68 acres (27.5 hectares)
(Land is part of larger 323 acre land trust.)
Land Owned By:
Independent land trust (not controlled by the community)
(School of Living Community Land Trust)
Number of Residences:
(also 2 small guest yurts)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(One member has extensive organic gardening and CSA experience - the plan is to produce a lot of our own food.)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(Community potlucks are vegan.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(One member is very involved with the Diamond Approach)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
(Members choose their own spiritual path.)
(We are open to having an alternative school.)
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