Forming Formed: 2012 Established: 2012
This page last updated:11/1/2012
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Radical organization for organic teaching and sustainability
We are a consensus based community with the intention of using our current living space as a transitional area for education. The mission of ROOTS is to establish a self sustaining community, independent from resources locked into capital gain. We hold anarchist traditions very close to our hearts and encourage individual expression, but expect mutual respect and understanding as we learn to appreciate the world, each other, and ourselves.
Our current property maxes out at approximately 10 occupants. We inhabit a very small amount of land in which we are reclaiming to provide a catalog of examples to show how one can begin to be sustainable within the confines of their urban setting. We have created a variety of gardens including but not limited to raised garden beds, wicking beds, lasagna gardens, hugelkultur, a gutter garden, and a tee pee garden. We make our own compost and will soon be actively pursuing the construction of an aquaponics system as well as renewable energy sources.
We currently have 15 chickens, 2 dogs and 2 cats living at the property. Animals, even people, are welcome as long as they are friendly. We hold community with the highest regards and with knowledge that our lifestyles and decisions deeply affect those around us; we aim for open exchange of ideas and emotions to better understand the journey.
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
This page last updated:11/1/2012
Visitor Process: To take a visit, whether inquiring for occupancy or for knowledge share please contact the ROOTS email at firstname.lastname@example.org and feel free to browse our facebook (https://www.facebook.com/RootsEcovillage) and communicate with us there.
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:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(There are no specific requirements for labor, it is out of respect for the group and progress that we all put in as much as we can.)
(just rent and bills)
Land and Buildings
0.25 acres (0.1 hectares)
Land Owned By:
An absentee landlord
Number of Residences:
(A duplex, an efficiency, and an RV)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
We all share a common diet
(there are no restrictions, but we are generally vegetarian and attempt to include gluten free dieting as well)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
(any, all, and none)
Private school at the community
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