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|From: pattymara [at] juno.com (pattymarajuno.com)|
|Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 10:19:29 -0800 (PST)|
Dear Diana, Greetings! In response to your questions about service I'll give you an overview of how we at Tierra Nueva walk our talk. On a community level, we have been active community environmental warriors. As you know, that story is told in Dave Wann's new compendium of stories from the pathways of cohousing. We spent a whole year meeting with other neighborhoods surrounding our local farm field, documented the illnesses caused by pesticide drift, worked within the system to change the farm to a pesticide-free community supported agriculture farm. Every friday now, we walk through the fields, pick up our share baskets and enjoy unbelieveably delicious fruit and vegies and flowers. We also have a food drive collection every holiday season, nine years now, which we deliver to our local harvest basket/food bank. We host political gatherings and debates in our Common House, lead peace marches in the surrounding towns and serve on several advisory boards for the local government. Individually, we have a homeschooling family who deliver Meals on Wheels once a week to 7 or 8 homebound seniors in town, host foreign exchange students, work with local chapters of NOW, CodePink, Green Party, Empty Bowls (Food Bank), Earth Day coalitions, and probably many more I can't remember. coheartedly, Patty Mara Gourley Tierra Nueva Cohousing, Oceano, CA http://www.gourleydesign.com/DolphinSmile/INDEX.HTM feather to fire fire to blood blood to bone bone to marrow marrow to ashes ashes to snow. www.ashesandsnow.org -- Communities Magazine <christian_d1 [at] bellsouth.net> wrote: Dear Readers of Cohousig_L: Can you please recommend to me?and send an email address?of specific cohousing communities you know about which either do service for others as a community? Or contact info about _invididuals_ in a community who do service for others? I ask because we've received very few responses to my Call for Articles for the summer issue of Communities magazine on Good Works in community. I now need to write to specific individuals in specific communities to see if I can induce more folks to write articles. Here's what it says in the Call for Articles: This is a Call for Articles for our Summer 2006 issue, ?Good Works: Communities in Service to Others,? out in June. Has your community gone out of its way to be of service in some way; for example, benefiting the environment, or helping people in need? Or have members of your community individually supported a service effort or created their own service project? Some communities (or individual community members) have supported relief efforts for tsunami victims or Katrina victims, set up soup kitchens for the homeless, or offer help to Central American political refugees. If you or your community has a story like this to tell, we?d like to share it with our readers. The deadline for finished articles is March 27, 2006. Thank you very much for any help you can send my way. I appreciate it! Diana Leafe Christian, Editor, Communities magazine_________________________________________________________________ Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: http://www.cohousing.org/cohousing-L/
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