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|From: Judy Baxter (BAXTERepivax.epi.umn.edu)|
|Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 18:01:23 -0500|
Hi Folks- it's late, i'm tired, probably have no business chiming in, but... just read the threat on coho vs old fashined neighbor... etc. 1.most folks drawn to coho are idealistic, and want coho to address all sorts of needs - income diversity, urban sprawl, ecological/sustainability, energy efficiency, community and privacy, etc. Once we get into it (gosh, I started 8 years ago, and we are still deep in rehab) we discover we can't do it all (or at least our group couldn't - I'm in awe of Ithaca Ecovillage) and we do *some* of our goals. Some groups are luckier than others in resources available locally and within the group. Some are more ambitious. But believe me, its a big job. And so, some of us may (nay, do) grow weary of feeling like we are presented as not doing enough. And I know the people who come new to this can't be expected to know what we've been doing. Just a perspective. 2. I think some neighborhoods are more receptive than others to increased efforts at interaction, *and* I treasure the fact that many of my coho neighbors put efforts into that. 3. Monterey Cohousing seems urban to some, not quite urban to others. It was a feasible site - we have helped to vitalize our neighborhood group, but never had the goal of revitalizing a neighborhood. See #1. Judy Judy Baxter, Monterey Cohousing Community,(MoCoCo) Twin Cities Area, Mpls.,MN -- e-mail: baxter [at] epivax.epi.umn.edu (usually checked on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday) 15 homes - 7 new townhomes and 8 coop apartments in a rehab Georgian building built as a retirement home in 1924 - Presently prioritizing a humongous list of rehab/maintenance projects. But we do get some done. Voice Mail for Monterey Cohousing - 612-930-7554
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