Forming Formed: 2009
This page last updated:5/13/2011
Betterfields Community Development
(We are a newly forming community and do not have a location yet. We are interested in Ocean access with a long growing season.)
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We are a growing group of people from around the World! Who are forming a Sustainable Community in the United States. We are looking for people who are committed to the support of each other and are determined to build a Living Quality of Life that; With the knowledge of Science and a strong respect of Nature; Together we can provide for ourselves nearly all our needs. From the ground up we've taken a new look at Community concepts and have designed the Betterfields Community Development.
Betterfields provides the opportunity of modern living without the high financial expenses that burden so many of us throughout the world today. We are pulling together our talent's and some financial assets to provide our Land,Housing,Utilities and food. All from Sustainable Natural Resources. We hold the notion that a community is a living part of its natural surroundings, not something to be built at nature's expense.
Principles of Sustainability touch everything; From our home’s methods of construction, heating and cooling, to the organic meat and produce for our tables.
Come check us out!
This page last updated:5/13/2011
Visitors Not Accepted
(The only way to visit us at this time is on our web page.)
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):
(We expect to have between 20-45 families living in our community.)
(We should be able to house 5-15 non-members / guests.)
Open to new members:
(We are seeking new members; and)
(During planning and construction, decisions are made by founding members with professional inputs. Once infrastructure is established a Village Council and members will plot direction based on sustainable principles set up by the Betterfields Foundation.)
(Village Council and members will plot direction based on sustainable principles set up by the Betterfields Foundation.)
Leadership Core Group:
(During the planning phase everyone can and should voice their inputs, During construction professional inputs and Village Council and members will plot direction based on sustainable principles set up by the Betterfields Foundation.)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(In the Betterfields community we will supply our own food and utilities. This will create many job opportunities for us all & share the profits of our goods sold. You and a few other community members may work in the horticulture dept. harvesting food, then that food is later sold to an outside food vendor. A small percent of that profit will go to the Betterfields Foundation to offset cost of the communities infrastructure; community member grant money for a business start-up and/or charity outside the village. The remaining will be given to those who worked in the community that month. Multiple schemes are being looked into supplying an income base, via a monthly dividend or income check.on levels of work.)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(It is best to join our community with as little debt as possible.)
(Work loads will very from day to day depending on your interest, talents and age. Daily working hours will be kept to a minimum. ie. 4-6 hours per day.)
(No fees are expected for joining at this time.)
(The community as a whole will have to purchase the land and pay for the installation / equipment for our infrastructure; where ever we can supply our free labor, we will save. Once established, we all will pay to repair infrastructure that we can’t fix ourselves. Money for this fund will come from the sale of our products.)
Land and Buildings
(Every effort will be made to locate our community near major emergency services and social conveniences that we can not provide early on.)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(A community land trust, land share are being looked into. Individual land ownership is important to us all and every effort will be made to that end.)
Number of Residences:
(The first phase of building will accommodate 15-25 plus homes; pavilion and a business district of stores/shops to maintain a business connection with surrounding communities. Further growth will be determined by public interest and land impact.)
(Betterfields has a few concepts that set it apart from other Communities.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(We need to grow and raise as much of our own food as possible, including animals and fish culture. The more food verities we grow the greater the opportunities to create income streams for ourselves.)
Share Community Meals:
(Community members can eat together as often as community members organize these events. Events will feature free range boar; turkey and pheasant. Including a verity of farm raised fish and shrimp will be available for planed events; our community restaurant and for your private home cooked meals.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Our Community is inclusive and will support "separate from meat" preparation areas for Vegetarian Cuisine. It is understandable that most Vegetarians may not participate in some aspects of animal harvesting. A decision like this is up to each individual, as we will pick our job vocations ourselves. Our food choices will be large and wide & respect of food choices will flow both ways.)
(Every effort will be made to encourage the noted chefs among us to share their culinary delights with our community for the Village Street Restaurant and pavilion events for all of us to enjoy.)
(Smoking is not encouraged in our community; Restricted in public areas.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Historically, a village is not a village unless it has a church. A non-denominational church would do well for the village on many levels. Weddings for tourist is another income stream for the community members.)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Members follow their own spiritual traditions.)
(Education of our children and adults will be held as a high priority in order to foster leadership within and outside our community.)
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