|Farm Oriented Cohousing Community||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Hartzell Family (rhubarbmail.cvn.net)|
|Date: Tue, 12 May 1998 08:46:59 -0500|
My family is involved in the creation of a farm oriented cohousing community in south central Pennsylvania. The inspiration for doing so is twofold. First, the continued degredation of food and croplands by our dependence on the chemical/mechanical practices of American agribusiness. Secondly, the continued loss of small family farms to agribusiness, strip malls, and housing developments. The intent of the Hundredfold Farm Project is to create on an existing farm a small cohousing community that will continue to operate the farm using gentle healthy practices that will restore it's fertility and not mine it. By integrating the farm and the coho community, the responsibility and risk of operating the farm will be owned by the community members. The produce grown using intensive organic techniques will be made available to the membership. We are also intending to establish a CSA or subscription operation so that excess produce can be made available to non-community families and local retirement homes. The questions for the coho-l are; Is anyone aware of an existing coho community that operates a farm or is closely linked to one, or are we plowing (so to speak) new ground? What are the general thoughts about a coho community that moves beyond just living and eating together and provides the opportunity to physically work together? Bill Hartzell Late of Sharingwood, now forming the Hundredfold Farm coho community in south central Pennsylvania.
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