[permaculture] New York Hudson Valley Ecovillage forming.
k.skvorak at verizon.net
Mon Mar 8 11:57:25 EST 2004
New York Hudson Valley Ecovillage forming.
The goal is a affordable cohousing community and Ecovillage in the
Hudson valley region with both owner built and constructed homes
available on part of a larger protected land base (100+) acres with
all of the related agricultural, and educational, and community
resources that comes with that, including;
Affordable self owned/cooperatively built cohousing for up to 20+
families, supportive of child rearing.
All land to be held in trust - with cohousing unit land base
available on renewable long term lease
While being supportive of those who will make money outside of the community,
the goal is a community and land base that will provide resources to
allow a diverse range of sustainable, appropriate technology,
Permaculture design, education, and implementation
Community Based Agriculture production (CSA) and other sustainable,
organic agricultural production.
Wild land restoration, and wild land farming
Conference center- Workshops/skillsharing/educational center for
youth and others- particularly city youth
Sustainable building, furniture, energy production and other
appropriate technology trades.
Alternative media and digital design
Arts & cultural production
The land has not been aquired yet.
Farm land in the Hudson valley is some of the most 'at risk' farmland
in the country for development, and there are at lot of convergent
interests, from land trusts to local govt administrations working to
confront this. We are working towards partnership with others
concerned with these issues, and we believe the time is right for an
ambitious project like this in the region.
Currently there is a NYC group of folks that are involved in this,
& the group has weekly meetings in NYC. Within the group there is an
architect who is working on designs, several with construction
experience, and others that are working on land searches and
financial plans for putting it all together - but more people with
the vision and energy to contribute are encouraged to be part of
creating a project like this from the ground up.
please consider joining the (brand new) mailing, list and making a
short introduction of yourself
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or for more information contact: k.skvorak at verizon.net
we do not yet have a vision statement, but so far we think the
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center's priorities is a pretty good one:
Much of the Center's work is in response to the challenge of how to
create ecologically, economically and culturally sustainable
communities that are democratic and serve as a counterpoint to
privatized and corporatized society.
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