Formed: 1995 Established: 1996
This page last updated:11/16/2009
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Whole Village is located on 200 acres near Orangeville, Ontario. Most of the members live on the farm in Greenhaven, our new eco-residence. Whole Village members pledge to operate a biodynamic farm as an integral part of the community and to achieve these goals consistent with principles of sustainable land stewardship.
We are an ecologically sustainable and environmentally sensitive community. We protect and enhance the natural habitat through a system of land stewardship embracing the unique geographical, historical, cultural, and biological attributes of the land.
Whole Village is intended to be a solution for two difficult problems: the steady loss of farmland to urbanization and the devastating effects of low commodity prices on farmers and the rural communities that they belong to. Through a comprehensive conservation easement, all of the WV property, except for the compact housing cluster, is preserved for 999 years as farmland, managed forest, or natural areas. Each member is included in the community supported agriculture venture, where the farmers growing food for WV on the land are guaranteed a living wage and the respect and support they deserve.
Status: Seeking additional members
Community location is placed at the center of the zip/postal code, city/state, or city/country (not based on street addresses)
Former/Other Names: Whole Village King
This page last updated:11/16/2009
Visitor Process: Please call or email at least one week in advance of your intended visit. No pets please; we have free range chickens.
Ecovillage Network of the Americas
:: Fellowship for Intentional Community
:: Canadian Cohousing Network
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
No Answer Provided
Members(adults and children):
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Members have independent finances
(at least 8 hours per week)
($12,000 share in corporation)
(currently $250/month dues & $250/month repayable loan)
Land and Buildings
200 acres (80.9 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Number of Residences:
(Old farmhouse, new 15,000 square foot cooperative residence)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all dinners
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(Common meal menus respect member's individual dietary needs)
(No smoking in common areas, indoors or outdoors)
Common Spiritual Practices:
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
:: Roman Catholic
:: Unitarian Universalist
:: Ecumenical (includes "all religions")
:: Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
:: Public schooled
(Occupied Feb. 13 2006)
Square Feet in Common House:
(Common areas of Greenhaven)
Denis Bowman Archiect www.denisbowmanarchitect.ca
Ecological Consulting www.ecologicalconsulting.ca
DUCA Credit Union, Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
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