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 (www.geo.coop), 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!