Re: Group size Re: Co-farming in the Cities
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Sat, 12 May 2012 10:40:30 -0700 (PDT)
On 12 May 2012, at 1:09 PM, Wayne Tyson wrote:

> Sharon, can you (or anyone) direct me to some references on optimum group 
> size studies? How did the Australians determine that 500 was optimum? 

You would have to contact some ecovillage people. It isn't based on the optimum 
size for a cooperative group but on the facilities/capabilities/abilities 
necessary to build a sustainable ecosystem. Their plan is to build much smaller 
cohousing communities within that.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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