I agree with your comments. Recently, it has been reported and acknowledged that friends can be even more valuable than family in helping us sustain health and happiness. Even with family and friends, one can become isolated because of health or other reasons and the burden that can fall upon one caretaker. Thus, I see an intentional community as one that is also spiritual in nature in that those in the community are consciously willing to support others at whatever stage they find themselves in life. Admittedly, that view might seem more appropriate for a cloistered religious group, but I think it might be a possibility.
As you probably know, i made it home safely from the East Coast. After that was the big ExtraOrdinary Technology conference in Albuquerque. Some podcast interviews from that, along with those form the Alternative Energy Partnership Conference in Maryland, are now available at http://www.teslaacademy.info
One new project involves a car co-op, where several families can collectively own a variety of vehicles using diverse fuel types. Vehicles can be checked out for specific needs.
It's currently impossible to say exactly when i will be returning to the DC area, but of course you will be among the first to know when arrangements reach critical mass. Again, it was a great joy to meet you! Hope this community gets rolling well!
This website (http://www.greenadvantage.org/about-people-gradyo.php_) has some information on Grady O'Rear, who is the developer of the ecovillage in Loudoun County. Grady is also the president of the Green Advantage Inc. More information about both are provided in the url. I think Grady would be a great person to join in our network.
Also, do you have the link for that sheet you mentioned last night. You know the sheet with the little tabs you can pull out.
I know first hand that Casey Trees is very resourceful with the land, mapping out all area's in the city that can grow a tree. So, I imagine they could know more than me.
But an area that first comes to mind is Sargeant RD and Gallatin St NE, here is a stretch of park federally owned as it is part of the Fort Circle parks. This broad stretch of green receives full sun, is a hill peak so is more arid than wet. Foot traffic seems low, unfortunate for building support, but residential is high as there are apartments and townhouses surrounding the area and there are bus stops along Sargeant RD. There is no water source within the park. There may be a line underground that may not be hard to tap.
There could be a whole forum topic for where 200 fruit trees could go. We could share an interactive map to place marks on what areas we've scouted.
Casey Trees is hiring for two positions, if you need a job with a busy but awesome organization dedicated to empowering people with tree knowledge as a winning strategy to raise up the canopy and to perceive geographically-holistic.
Susan and I have been talking for some time about alternative finance, and its place in community development, and we have been thinking of creating a discussion piece. We are putting our heads together on this and will post something hopefully before long on the web site.
I've worked with Mary and took the Facilitators Training end of June in Providence RI. A new group of Facilitators was trained in Alexandria 2 weeks ago so there should be some more ATD symposiums soon in the area. I was at PowerShift Fri eve in Feb which was my first experience with ATD. I'm sure Mary would appreciate any assistance available. Maybe it's time for another ATD in DC? There is a new version coming out soon with updated stats and info related to financial issues. I saw some of the updated videos at Global Gathering in Sept in NY at Garrison Institute.
Larry, yes, I am interest in your Psychology of Change group, depending on how often it would meet. I think Janet Kane (Steve Kane's wife) would be very interested too. She is trying to arrange an "Evolutionary Women" group in Greenbelt, but we are slow getting it off the ground. I will email both of you together, to get something going.
Do I try to attach it here? Or is there a different 'comment' button? I'm not so sure how much this particular business plan will help but I'm going to ask if they have the narrative, as well. This is mainly numbers but I'm sure it will give us some general idea. Appendix A SIT Farm Example Business Plan .pdf
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