Getting Around

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

More on the May 28 meeting.

The second main item after Membership on the consent agenda was a presentation by the Land Acquisition circle. Their assigned task was to determine what our criteria are when it comes to picking a piece of land on which to make an offer.

Bill, with his background as a hydrogeologist, explained in some detail why almost no piece of land is actually suitable for development.

Well, okay, that’s an exaggeration.

Check Us Out

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb

The General Circle meeting on May 28 started with a potluck dinner under the trees in Wes and Sandra’s back yard, which may be how all meetings in a perfect world would start. Afterward, we moved indoors to get down to business. Two circles presented the results of their research and thinking. Both had taken their respective tasks to heart and both led to questions and interested comments. The minutes of the meeting will give a better summary of all the ins and outs than I will attempt here. Blogger’s license, as I understand it, means I can skip the details and focus on highlights.

A Shovel in the Ground

  • Posted on: 6 June 2017
  • By: jrcwebb


There was some frustration among members at the general circle meeting on Sunday (May 14), I think, despite our manifest pleasure at finding ourselves in a new-to-us, spacious and welcoming meeting room. (Thank you, Gary!) What would the world do without church basements? I can just imagine the hundreds of civic volunteer organizations having to hold scrums on street corners, huddled under umbrellas on rainy evenings, and being moved along by skeptical policemen. But there we were on Sunday in our ample basement, with coffee available the kitchen next door. This was civilized.

Book Sale!

  • Posted on: 30 November 2016
  • By: jrcwebb

Members may be interested to know that New Society Publishers has a sale on from December 1 to December 12: 35% off all their paperback books. This is a good opportunity to order:

Charles Durrett and Kathryn McCamant, Creating Cohousing: Building Sustainable Communities

Diana Leafe Christian, Creating a Life Together: Practical Tools to Grow Ecovillages and Intentional Communities

and books by Wendy's friend from Ithaca, Liz Walker, among others. Some of these are essential texts when it comes to cohousing.