Forming Formed: 2011
This page last updated:3/31/2013
Driftless Area, Wisconsin,
(Vernon, Iowa, Dane and Crawford County/Driftless Area)
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Plenitude Ecovillage goal is to establish a community with a foundation or mantra found in the book 'Plenitude' by Juliet Schor. A community that will build social capital, become and teach self-reliance and balance work and life. Sustainability is the core value as with most ecovillages but also a desire to build alliances with the community outside Plenitude. The area currently to establish the ecovillage is the driftless area of Wisconsin near Viroqua or surrounding county areas (Grant, Vernon, Crawford, Richland, or Iowa County).
Establishing an internal and external economy focusing on 'green' economy skills and tradesman skills.
Our population goal is 50 permanent villagers with additional interns and visitors calling Plenitude home.
If interested in building a home, life and community contact us to begin the adventure.
We have also started committees and meetings once a month.
Plenitude Lecture by Juliet Schor
This page last updated:3/31/2013
Visitor Process: If interested in joining contact Joseph de Rothschild by email (preferred) or phone.
GEN - Global Ecovillage Network
:: Ecovillage Network of the Americas
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 will use 80% as consensus)
(Committee of the Whole)
Leadership Core Group:
(Experts in each field of permaculture)
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(Income sharing group(s) accepted as part of the community)
Open to Members with Pre-existing Debt:
(Membership can be earned by internships and community hours worked)
(No fee at this time until the community is formed)
(Annual dues will be between 0.25% and 0.75% of gross income or through community hours worked)
Land and Buildings
Land Owned By:
Community-controlled land trust
Number of Residences:
(Read description of what community buildings are planned to be built)
(Cohousing groups welcome)
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Goal is to be over 50% grown on the land and 100% local community)
Share Community Meals:
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Not a requirement to participate)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Parental choice - Goal is to establish a school on site)
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