Re: Seeking Rural/Ag Cohousing Communities
From: Richart Keller (
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2014 17:46:47 -0700 (PDT)
Might also be interesting to actively recruit folks from real rural forming
groups.  (I don't know if Jubilee in Floyd VA would be in that group--Lisa
Poley is their consultant).


Rick Keller
Pioneer Valley Cohousing
Amherst, MA
 On Jun 27, 2014 8:23 PM, "Bill Hartzell" <wahartzell [at]> wrote:

> I am looking to identify and connect with cohousing communities that
> identify themselves as rural, but additionally those who include
> agricultural activities as an important part of their identity. My hope is
> to create a network within the cohousing movement where members of such
> rural coho communities can share their experiences with each other, support
> one another, as well as to mentor those who are interested in using the
> cohousing model in such a setting in the future.
>  For example my community, Hundredfold Farm, is located in very rural
> south-central PA. We collectively own 80 acres of which three acres has
> been set aside for our housing cluster, 50-ish acres are forested and the
> remaining acreage is used for commercial agricultural production.
>  Additionally, I intend to host a gathering during the 2015 National
> Cohousing Conference in Durham, NC where rural/ag coho folk will have an
> opportunity to make new friends, share of our ourselves and celebrate.
>  Support
> and assistance with this endeavor would be welcomed and appreciated. In the
> meantime, you can keep up on conference developments at
> I would like to begin our conversation soon, so please raise your hand
> identifying yourself as a rural/ag cohousing community by responding to
> this post and/or emailing me at president [at]
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