Forming Formed: 2010 Established: 2011
This page last updated:5/21/2013
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We are a forming community near the village of Lanark, Ontario. We have 160 acres, mostly rock and trees, but with two established gardens, a 3 bedroom home and a well-equipped woodwork shop.
The property is currently owned by one of the members. We hope to establish a multi-stakeholder cooperative soon.
Our goal is to be a model for sustainable, low impact living. We intend to practice, learn and teach permaculture as well as sustainable forestry.
Inquiries are welcome. You can also check our open discussion board at http://groups.google.com/group/lanarkecovillage/topics?hl=en
This page last updated:5/21/2013
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Visitor Process: Contact Mike: sustain5(at)web.ca
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):
Leadership Core Group:
(We have a Focus Group--6 persons)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Details yet to be decided--probably partial income sharing in future)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Details not worked out yet.)
($60 per year to be a member of our association. To become a resident member, one is expected to buy a full share. This can be done on a monthly basis, non-refundable for the first 3 years. These details may change.)
(Depends on the level of membership)
Land and Buildings
160 acres (64.7 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(Hope to establish a multi-stakeholder co-operative soon which will own the land. Some members have contributed to purchase.)
Number of Residences:
(We hope to build sustainable housing--possibly cob, earthship etc.)
(We favour clustered housing, similar to cohousing.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Those living on site grow a good part of their own food.)
Share Community Meals:
(This should change as we progress)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We are working on decisions about dietary choices. Some members are vegan.)
(Not decided yet. Alcohol is not likely to be prohibited but inebriation will be discouraged.)
(Not decided yet. Smoking will probably be prohibited or restricted to certain areas.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Some consensus around earth-centred spirituality and ethics. Not clearly defined)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(Not applicable yet)
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