Re: seeking balance
From: Richart Keller (richart.kellergmail.com)
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 08:45:30 -0800 (PST)
Anyone else interested in joining in this discussion.  Perhaps we could
gather via a conference call to explore some initial ideas.

Rick



Richart Keller, AICP
120 Pulpit Hill Road #25
Amherst, MA 01002
413-835-0011
401 486-2677 (cell)



-----Original Message-----
From: Patrick Hubbard [mailto:pbhubbard [at] gmail.com] 
Sent: Friday, December 31, 2010 6:32 PM
To: Cohousing-L
Subject: Re: [C-L]_ seeking balance



Thanks Rick.
I would enjoy working with you and share with you my experience on
community-supported rental for low income families.

Regards,
Patrick

Patrick Hubbard
Temescal Creek Cohousing, Oakland

On Fri, Dec 31, 2010 at 8:51 AM, Richart Keller
<richart.keller [at] gmail.com>wrote:

>
> Susan identified a need which really resonates with me and Ken's and 
> Patrick's thoughts point to a very productive way of addressing the 
> need. It has always seemed to me that cohousing can (and to some 
> extent does) offer special opportunities for addressing a variety of 
> social justice issues.
>
> A major challenge is to articulate the specifics in order to counter a 
> widespread view of cohousing, including among national policy wonks, 
> that it is for people with money and time to spare and doesn't offer 
> much for low income folks who are barely able to stay afloat and have 
> little if any free time.
>
> Would love to join in some brainstorming to expand the excellent list 
> of examples which Patrick suggested and develop specific practical 
> strategies to implement them.
>
> Maybe this could be the subject of a session at the national 
> conference? Might also be useful for some folks to identify and write 
> up the relevant needs, opportunities, and barriers to start the 
> discussion.
>
> Rick
>
>
> Richart Keller, AICP
> Pioneer Valley Cohousing
> 120 Pulpit Hill Road #25
> Amherst, MA 01002
> 413-835-0011
> 401 486-2677 (cell)
>
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Hubbard [mailto:pbhubbard [at] gmail.com]
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 8:02 PM
> To: Cohousing-L
> Subject: Re: [C-L]_ seeking balance
>
>
>
> Hi Susan,
> I agree with Ken that Cohousing provides a real and inspiring 
> alternative. Pleasant Hill Cohousing's solar energy is one of your 
> community's direct examples of an alternative to foreign wars and 
> petroleum-based economies.
>
> Would you also be able to identify how the needs you would like to 
> help through social activism might be addressed through your time and 
> energy in your community.  For example,
>
>   - Housing needs might be addressed through community-supported rentals;
>   - Food needs might be addressed through community meals or gardens; or
>   - Work needs might be addressed by hiring unemployed, local people.
>
> Let me know what you think.
>
> Take care,
> Patrick Hubbard
> Temescal Creek Cohousing - Oakland
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 1:07 PM, <hedgpeth [at] berkeley.edu> wrote:
>
> >
> > Dear Cohousers,
> >
> > I'm trying to figure out how to balance the various parts of my 
> > life. I work full-time, and I'm an active member of my cohousing 
> > community. But that doesn't leave any time for social activism 
> > outside my community. There is so much need out there in the world 
> > these days and I want to help, but my community also needs my time 
> > and energy.  Are any
> of you
> > struggling with this?   Any ideas?  Thanks.
> >
> > Susan Hedgpeth
> > Pleasant Hill Cohousing
> > California
> > http://phch.org
> >
> >
> >
> >
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