|Re: CoHo community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Sara Luce Look (lucelookmindspring.com)|
|Date: Wed, 23 Jul 1997 13:01:06 -0500|
>Subject: Re: Coho Community - when no Coho "Community"? > >>Conniie Plice wrote: >>Responding to your inquiry about common cooking in "regular" neighborhood= >>s. >Anyhow, one summer we got the thought that you expressed about each house= >> doing all its own cooking "what a waste!". So we set up a plan for comm= >>unity cooking four days a week for the evening meal. > >In Atlanta, I'm a member of EastLake Commons, where we are still in our >planning stages for our cohousing eco-village. I already have a wonderful >sense of community in Atlanta which has recently been expanded upon. >Some friends and I decided to create an eating collective, after reading >about one in the book "Everyday Acts and Small Subversions" by Andee Hochman >(a really wonderful book about women, work and community). >We now share meals three times a week and since there are nine of us, we >only have to cook once every three weeks. You can either stay and eat at the >person's house that's cooking, or simply bring containers and take it with you. >We've been doing this for almost a year now, and we love it! It has saved >me time, money and I'm eating better, plus I get to touch base, if not have >have great conversations at least three times a week with minimal effort >(I've gotta eat, right?) >I'm excited about moving into cohousing, though I think I will miss the food >chain, though about half of our members are now signed on for EastLake Commons! > >
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