Formed: 2011 Established: 2012
This page last updated:2/26/2013
Seven Acres Cooperative
Soquel Hills, Santa Cruz, California,
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Seven Acres Cooperative is eleven individuals working to form an community tending towards ecological sustainabiltiy and self-sufficiency in the Santa Cruz hills. The property is surrounded by beautiful coastal forest, but enjoys full sunny days under the open sky. In addition to people, Seven Acres hosts a variety of animals 20 laying hens, 6 laying ducks, 2 dogs, three cat, redtail hawks, lizards, other occasional guests of the wild persuasion, and soon to be joined by 3 dairy goats. We are excited about setting up our gardens, hillside orchard, and sustainable infrastructure.
We’re also super excited for the initial stages Seven Acres. We cook five meals a week for each other, share workshift, and favor open communication. We believe that structure and protocol can be extremely helpful in creating a safe and empowering space for all members to take part in, shaping their experience at Seven Acres.
This page last updated:2/26/2013
Visitor Process: We are pretty busy these days, so allow some time for response. Thanks
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):
Open to new members:
(Not right now)
(Consensus minus 20%)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(Food and dues (rent))
(Food ($150/mon and Dues/Rent $500-$600/mon)
Land and Buildings
(5 miles outside of town)
7 acres (2.8 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Percentage of Food Grown:
(Striving to move towards 50%+)
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
(Usually more too)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(All organic, primarily local and seasonal for communal food)
(Sustainably and ethically raised otherwise)
(We are not heavy users of drugs or alcohol)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(All practices accepted)
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