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Creating an EcoVillage Community - NYC & Missouri (Berkeley)

A Deeper Taste of Community! Join us after dinner for an in-depth conversation with  two community leaders (friends of ours from the Fellowship for Intentional Community), and an EBCOHO newcomer who has joined a new affordable eco-housing community under development in Portland.


1. Ma'ikwe Ludwig Schaub - Ecovillage Educator and Director of the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage Foundation in Missouri, former resident of East Wind, and her own ecovillage block in Albuquerque.  Ma'ikwe (my-eek-way) is a master ecovillage educator and facilitation trainer, with us for 10 days as part of her first west coast tour. She is offering two daylong  trainings, March 7 and 8;  Starting a Sustainable Community, and Climate Change from the Heart. (see our ebcoho calendar for the member discount).

2. Michael Johnson  -- Co-founder of Ganas, a thriving community of 80 people, sharing 10 houses, 3 businesses, meetings, meals, cars, and gardens on Staten Island, just 15 minutes from Manhatten, NY.  Michael is an editor of Grassroots Economic Organizing newsletter (, and co-author of Building Co-operative Power, a new book about the federation of worker-owned businesses in New England. He will be presenting his new book as part of Coop Teach-In at SELC on March 10.

3. Tim Regan. Tim, who just joined EBCOHO, lives in Marin. He has a member of the Householder Refuge Cohousing is a spiritual, ecological, and affordable community of 31 homes on 14 acres, next to a habitat refuge and the Dharma Rain Buddhist Temple. He will discuss his journey and the process of seeking new member/investors to make this community a reality.

Join all three guests in sharing stories and passions, wisdom and questions on what it means to start, manage, and live life in sustainable intentional communities.

The Berkeley Media Center on Addison Street has comfy chairs, and great sound and audio-visual support.  Parking is tight - but there are low-cost garages, and of course it's just a block from BART and the major bus lines on Shattuck.

Food is NOT allowed inside the room, but there is a hallway and outdoor space for enjoying yourself before coming in.

Cost - we're asking $20 the public, $15 for all EBCOHO/SF coho members, $10 for supporting members.  Get in touch if you'd like to make a better deal or pay via time-bank hours!


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  • Raines C.

    Yes, this is in the East Bay. But it's a block from Downtown Berkeley BART. Note the description has changed since the original announcement and today's reminder -- and changed a lot since the event was created two years ago.

    March 2, 2015

  • Clay S.

    I'm inspired by Melanie's comment. I am also happy to host. I live in the Richmond district of San Francisco and my deck has a elevated view of the backyards of my neighbors and I. I often look out and imagine the possibilities if we were to remove the fences and start creating a space to bring people together. I also have a large projector screen and seating for about 12 people.

    December 19, 2013

    • Raines C.

      While we now have Tony here in person, Clay, yours sounds like a great place for another SF coho event. Let's talk about what would be most fun.

      July 25, 2014

  • Raines C.

    It turns out this doesn't have to be virtual - Tony is relocating to the Bay Area for the next year! We'll work on setting something up.

    July 25, 2014

  • Melanie Davis R.

    I'm free after 1/23, and very happy to host- I'm in Burlingame.

    December 18, 2013

  • Raines C.

    let's make it a more-than-virtual event by scheduling a group viewing sometime. We hosted Tony in person in the East Bay and had a blast. Perhaps in April when Within Reach filmmaker Amanda will be in town, she now lives at Dancing Rabbit.

    1 · March 13, 2013

  • Laura F.

    working on it

    March 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone! It's been a while since I was last at a Cohousing Event, but things have settled for me and I would love to attend this event. I can definitely attend on a Sunday, perhaps a Friday/Saturday, contingent upon work schedule. Best! Melissa

    March 6, 2013

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