Forming Formed: 1990 Established: 1990
This page last updated:1/13/2013
Elk is located in Eastern Washington State Region, Washington,
(Our rural location requires directions to find, you will get lost without detailed directions)
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We are Daniel & Patti EarthStewards. We seek Co-Founders for a collective run Ecovillage and Sustainable Technologies Educational Center. Our goals are to restore sustainable lifestyles, to live close to the land, and to teach the right use of our planets limited resources.
At Dapala Farm our wish is to co-create with a unified voice and make enduring alliances. We seek to become part of a common voice, will and intent which manifests as sustainability. We want to live sustainable examples which are the measure of all our actions, personal and political. We want our lives and actions to create justice, peace and abundance, safeguard our connection with the land and promote lifestyles which defend the Earth.
We've studied the sustainable arts since the 70's, and for the last 20 years lived our goals of food and energy self-reliance. In 1990 we established a Sustainable Technologies Educational Center and taught the arts of food and energy self-reliance, voluntary simplicity, and right livelihood. We also offered apprenticeships in organic farming and sustainable living. From us people have...
...Learned how to grow the majority of their year around diet. We taught people how to prepare the soil and extend the growing season, and techniques for starting seeds, transplanting, cultivating and harvesting
...Learned how to preserve the majority of their year around diet. We took people from food self-reliant planning and harvesting through the many steps of food processing and preserving
...Gotten hands on self-reliant skills and learned how to live closer to the Earth. We taught how to live on alternative power sources, heating with wood, using water systems, voluntary simplicity and many skills for living within the cycles of nature and living within one's means.
We have explored several options for those who wish to join us as Co-Founders. We've 8 acres of land for sale with its own deed and has a year around stream running through it. We also purchased the building materials needed for an underground community center for use as our educational facilities and additional living quarters, and we seek help in its construction. If aspirants have building trade skills we could work out a trade. As well, aspirants may generate income from the land selling organic produce in a CSA, and from teaching classes on the sustainable arts.
We look forward to connecting with those who are inspired to co-found with us an Ecovillage and educational center. We seek people who are guided by similar visions, and who have skills applicable to these goals. We also offer rentals at our IC.
Please email us at Busyruralfamily@aol.com and introduce yourself.
Dapala Farm's Mission Statement:
A. To create an ecological community that is food and energy self-reliant, governed by consensus, and can be continued into the indefinite future
B. To create a life that is in harmony with nature and with all life forms, and the cyclic use of material resources
C. To integrate sustainably various functions of life such as residential, educational, commercial, food production, manufacturing, healing, and leisure
D. To demonstrate social and environmental responsibility
E. To educate people on the ideals of sustainability, mutual aid, peaceful conflict resolution, and other values inherent in a holistic approach towards life
Status: Ecovillage and Sustainable Technologies Educational Center since 1990
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:1/13/2013
(Please, no drop in visitors. We need communication first and time to get to know you)
Visitor Process: There is much we'll all need to learn about one another and make clear on our compatibilities on goals and other factors before arranging a visit. In regards to the rentals we offer we request references to be sent us that we can ckeck out before a visit is scheduled.
Northwest Intentional Communities Association
:: Northwest Intentional Communities Association
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):
(Consensus decisions are made on community projects orientated upon food and energy self-reliance and the running of the educational center)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(During food growing and processing season 16 hours per week per person for food self-reliance. If not possible one may pay another to meet weekly quotas)
(May exchange your labor)
(No, expect for the rentals)
Land and Buildings
(Land borders county maintained gravel road w/power & phone hookups. Road dead ends 1/2 mile up road into forests w/hiking, X-country skiing & recreation)
16 acres (6.5 hectares)
(Land has a year around stream fed by pure water from mountain)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
Number of Residences:
(and one new travel trailer)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We grow, process and store 80% of our year around vegetarian diet-Can do 100% in community)
Share Community Meals:
(Shared meals are voluntary and planned when convenient)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
There are some dietary restrictions
(We raise no animals for meat, people may if they wish to develop the needful infrastructures for animals)
(We don't drink or use drugs)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(We nurture expansive perspectives on the nature of reality)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(Co-creation of spiritual connecting rituals in our lives is welcomed which may nurture our interconnecting glue)
(One may home school, legal in our state. Or school bus stops on road bordering land, good school system.)
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