Forming Formed: 2010 Established: 2011
This page last updated:11/26/2012
You name it - Sustainable
Fulton, Illinois, Rural,
(North of the Quad Cities Area)
2013: Seeking CSA Manager for part-time, all season. Duties include experimenting, playing around, laying in the hammock eating figs and generally relaxing (and planting, mulching and harvesting veggies). Additional activities may include planting a food forest, digging berm/swale, kayaking, hiking, childcare, cooking, starting seeds, share distribution and garden planning. 50-80% profit share depending on additional activities.
This is a forming community based on sustainable housing and permaculture with a specific interest in Earthships, self-sustainability, CSAs, the larger community involvement and showing the world that it can be done better, cheaper and more happily a different way. Independent people, working together.
Please contact us for any information, to get interested/involved or to provide valuable insight into something you've already tried!
June 2011: Bought the land! 14+ Acres near Fulton, IL. 60 Year old berm house, dilapidated out buildings, 2 huge greenhouses and 3 cats. Moved in and started planting trees.
2012: Started up the greenhouses and hosted a dozen WWOOFers to support a small CSA. Started retro-fit of existing house to an Earthship home. Chickens adopted. Fruit trees, bramble and bush berries, figs, kiwis and grapes planted.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: moonCat
This page last updated:11/26/2012
Visitor Process: Email us. We can also set up a time to talk via phone or web chat.
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 members mostly offsite until 8/2013)
Open to new members:
(Contact us if interested!)
(Not yet determined.)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Want to buy your own acre? Rent to own? We're open to ideas! Barter!)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Help with work is appreciated)
(We're looking to sell land at cost to future members)
Land and Buildings
(Within 5 miles from town, bordered by a minor highway.)
14.7 acres (5.9 hectares)
(Purchased. About 5 acres open for sale/lease.)
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
(Community will purchase land from founders in the future.)
Number of Residences:
(Existing berm house, but out buildings could be improved and Earthsips/alternative dwellings in planning.)
(Not currently. Existing home could become common/boarding/visitor house with private residences located nearby.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(About 1000lbs harvested 2012)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We won't stop you, but we'll tell you what we think! No corn syrup!)
(We're flexitarians/locavores with a slant for organics. Vegetarian histories.)
(Extremely rare, but we're open to trying things from time to time.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Yoga, calm, nature)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Paganism/Earth Religions
:: Unitarian Universalist
:: Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
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Current editor(s): jpcase
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