Formed: 1998 Established: 1999
This page last updated:8/11/2010
Prairie's Edge Eco-Village
River Hills, Manitoba,
There are no Reader Comments on this community. Add Your Comment on Prairie's Edge Eco-Village
We are inventing a village of food and energy self-reliance in harmony with the natural world that surrounds us. We choose to live simply and cooperatively, fostering a consensus-based community culture that encourages positive relationships and personal health in mind, body, and spirit. We strive also to learn and teach the skills necessary for small-scale organic agriculture, ecological building techniques, alternative healing arts, and appropriate technology systems.
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: Big Rock Farm
This page last updated:8/11/2010
Visitor Process: Please write an email or call requesting a visit. Include a brief description of yourself, your interests, and why you would like to come.
Statement of Housing Non-discrimination:
No Answer Provided
Members(adults and children):
(Volunteers, Interns, and Visitors, # in flux)
Leadership Core Group:
Labor and Money
Partial income sharing
(We contribute part of our income to community projects, maintenance, phone, internet and staple foods.)
(This varries according to season and circumstnace. We discuss at each Spring Council.)
(Full membership costs $3000.)
(Regular monthly rent of $50.)
Land and Buildings
80 acres (32.4 hectares)
Land Owned By:
Individual community member(s)
(We are in the process of forming a land co-op as a legal entity.)
Number of Residences:
(There are also 4 guest residences, a shared summer litchen, a community center, a sauna, a chicken house, and root cellar.)
Percentage of Food Grown:
Share Community Meals:
Nearly all meals
(Most meals in summer, frequent dinner potlucks in winter.)
Dietary Choice or Restrictions:
Diet is up to each individual
(We share the basics and extras are up to the individual. We eat organically approx.60%.)
(We eat meat if it is wild or organic.)
Common Spiritual Practices:
(Several people practice spirituality with roots in one or a mix of the following: Vipassana meditation, Ojibwa ceremonies, Yoga, Goddess Ritual, and we sing in the sauna together)
Which Spiritual Traditions(s):
Eclectic (integrates pieces from many religions)
(We plan to home-school and hope more families will join us to do so together.)
Become an Editor
Click an image to see it full size.
Current editor(s): bigrock
We encourage comments from those who have first hand experience with a community so that others may benefit from your experience. Please share information you think will be useful to other users of this site, in a clear, concise, and polite manner. Each community can choose to display all comments, display selected comments, or not to display comments (more info). Communities will be shown email addresses of those who comment so that they might communicate with you if they choose.
We reserve the right to edit or delete any comment.
You must be logged in to add a comment. Login here or if you have not yet registered on our site Register here.
More Info on Display Options
Communities can choose one of three options for how reader comments are displayed.
- Display all reader comments.
- Do not display any reader comments.
- Display only comments selected by the community (this is the default value).
Communities may have a variety of reasons for choosing these options so we encourage you to not be quick to judge.