Re: "Ecovillage New Jersey"
From: Ann Zabaldo (
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2016 05:07:43 -0800 (PST)
Steve and all —

So sorry to hear of Delane’s passing.  She so wanted an ecovillage on her 

Congrats to you for reforming the group and moving forward.  I’m sure your 
dream will be realized!

Best --

Ann Zabaldo
Takoma Village Cohousing
Washington, DC
Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC
Falls Church, VA

> On Jan 9, 2016, at 12:25 AM, Steve Welzer <stevewelzer [at]> wrote:
>> Tell us more about the EcoVillage
>> is this Delane’s project you’ve been working on?
>> Or a new project?  What’s the status?
> Delane very much wanted to see an ecovillage built on her property (next to 
> her retreat center) but, unfortunately, she passed away last year before her 
> vision could be realized.
> So our group kind of went back to Square One after that. We gave the project 
> a generic name (Ecovillage New Jersey) and established a Meetup group. We 
> know there's a lot of interest because in just twelve months we already have 
> over 250 members of the Meetup ( 
>  ) and over 500 "Likes" on our Facebook page. We hold monthly meetings, we're 
> searching for a new property, and (of course) trying to raise money to fund 
> the project.
> We'd love to emulate the Ecovillage at Ithaca. Beyond that we'd like to try 
> to eventually foster a network of cohousing communities in our state (some 
> urban, some near a town, some with a farming component). There isn't a single 
> cohousing community in the whole New York metropolitan area (that we're aware 
> of). We figure if we can market to 20 million people there are bound to be 50 
> households that will eagerly sign up to live in community! We just need to 
> find a way to get something built . . .
> Steve Welzer
> Ecovillage New Jersey project

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