Forming Formed: 2007
This page last updated:12/7/2010
Oneonta, New York,
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We are a raw-vegan community in formation and a branch of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center of Dr. Gabriel Cousens. The original founders are Nathan Batalion, a certified traditional naturopath, and Melinda Elliott, a colon and occupational therapist, each with five years of communal living experience. For more on their biographies, see www.raw-wisdom.com. We started out with pot lucks for local residences, and our emphasis is natural and environmentally sustainable lifestyles. Our mission includes the promoting the many healing properties of raw/living foods. We offer instructions on organic indoor and outdoor gardening, optimal nutrition, detoxification and mind/body work. We also manage the educational website listed above plus www.healingtalks.com.
Our physical assets include 15 properties but they are currently managed as rentals for college students though these could be converted to community use with enough members (see www.viewallrentals.com for details). We have great potential and Oneonta is a lovely rural town with two colleges - which offers the best kind of setting if one wants to live in the country and yet still have much intellectual, artistic, and other cultural stimulations. Two of the properties we manage have substantial acreage for potential farming. We also offer a community organic garden at one of the houses plus a large composted organic garden at the main house. We periodically meet with and explore working with other local communities and/or healing professionals to share resources and inspirations. One way of extending our network is through pot luck meetings and educational forums. We look forward to sharing both our inner and outer wealth with like-minded, industrious, turned-on spirits who are into transforming themselves and our culture, whether raw-vegan or transitioning into more healthy, spiritual, and intentional community lifestyles.
We are again located in scenic Oneonta, NY "city of the hills" ónestled within the Catskill Mountains region and along the Susquehanna River. We have plenty of fresh air, water and picturesque rural lands. It is only three hours from New York City, four from Philadelphia, and six each from Boston and Washington, DC. If you are planning to come to the Northeast, please don't miss visiting us.
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This page last updated:12/7/2010
Visitor Process: Call and email to make arrangements.
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):
(Right now, being in formation, we loosely network through meetups and potlucks with those locally who share our healthy and sustainable lifestyles and work together accordingly)
(Nathan Batalion CTN)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
Land and Buildings
100 acres (40.5 hectares)
(currently not in community use but could be converted to use)
Number of Residences:
(Main house, office and storage)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
(raw vegan organic whole foods also we share meals with other local intentional communities)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(Raw vegan organic)
Primarily raw foods
(We recommend 80% or more raw/living foods for an optimal diet)
(Very rarely and minimally for holidays or rituals)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(To live in harmony with the oneness of nature)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Our views are closest to those of the Ancient Essenes who were healers and upheld a life-centered vision of nature)
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