We're a cooperative Permaculture Homestead devoted to simple and sustainable lifestyle and generating peace with music and arts.
The focus is living a cooperative neo-agrarian life in balance and celebrating the gifts of the natural world which we are all apart.
We're devoted to sustainable, commonsense living patterns, watershed restoration, permaculture education & nature celebration.
The land design is based upon established permaculture principles in order to facilitate integration of the people into the natural ecosystem for the benefit for all. We seek to change Nature as little as possible, working together with it and enhancing its beauty and abundance.
We choose simple methods and low-tech solutions, opting for hand tools over machines and walking over driving on our land. We're taking the slow and steady path.
We recognize pristine water as the source of all life and its protection and restoration provides the foundation upon which we base our actions. It's purity and vibrancy will gauge the success of our human settlement.
We encourage regional resiliency by promoting and supporting watershed cooperation. Our ability to befriend and build a resilient network with our larger watershed community will gauge the success of our human community.
(Spring 2013) CWS now owns 27 acres of raw forested land. We are a small group of Members. If you wish to be involved, the next opportunity is to participate with our spring workshops and permaculture gatherings.
Over winter we held a successful Permaculture Design Certification course where we taught students, mapped the land, and designed a plan to be implemented on the land for the next few years.
We're starting our first year of growth and creation. We have a plan, materials, energy, passion, and are ready to start implementing them all towards this permaculture homestead. We're currently open to people who wish to learn-and-work with us as we co-create a first year design implementation series of projects.
We're also open to potential cohorts joining us. The most important path towards that goal is sincere friendship and voluntary cooperation. In other words, if you wish to join us on a permanent basis, begin the conversation, show up and help, see if we get along and resonate, let the relationship unfold naturally.
We're just beginning and our land is raw so don't expect to move in right away! There's lots to do first.
If you're interested, we look forward to hearing from you.
You may visit our site www.clearwatersanctuary.org