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New Meeting: East Bay Cohousing Crawl: North Oakland/Berkeley WALKING Tour

From: Raines C.
Sent on: Thursday, May 22, 2008 6:31 AM
Announcing a new meeting for Aging In Community - SF Bay Area!

What: East Bay Cohousing Crawl: North Oakland/Berkeley WALKING Tour

When: Sunday, June 29, 9:00 AM

Registration fee: USD45.00 per person

Where: Berkeley/Oakland/Emeryville. Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Anyone interested in seeing the several communities around North Oakland and getting in a little light, flat walking and meeting others who share the interests is more than welcome. We'll use a public bus or BART for the longest leg.

Why: Taking a tour is the best way to see what community options are out there... and to make your community connection.

Meeting Description: This tour is co-sponsored by East Bay Cohousing and Daily Acts. Note: you must register through Daily Acts by clicking here to reserve a spot.

Here is a mind and soul enriching day of exploring innovative, affordable and sustainable urban cohousing models.

See Berkeley Cohousing's turn-of-the-century-farmhouse, a bay-friendly drought-toler?ant garden, and the central green created by moving parking to the periphery. Learn how thrice-weekly common meals help keep people connected. Witness how a falling fence sup?ports new neighbors' presence and participation. Marvel at the mutual support and ongoing education that helps this community minimize waste.

Then discover how other cohousing communities in the vicinity were able to retrofit existing infill sites and create the opportunity for community, leveraging the system's condo structure and conventional mortgages. See the solar-powered common house that paid for itself, urban chickens, bees, caf? connections, naysaying neighbors converted to new al?lies, and Permaculture applications galore. Is community really "The Secret Ingredient in Sustainability?" You be the judge.

It's a delightful tour of Oakland/Berkeley/Emeryville cohousing neighborhoods that will invigorate you with some easy walking between sites, along with a boost from local public transit to reach one or two others.

This tasty tour is hosted by cohousing experts and visionaries: Raines Cohen who's been helping people create and thrive in community for a quarter century and Betsy Morris, PhD (City and Regional Planning), who is rich with experience in group development and participatory process. They reside at Berkeley Cohousing and have miles-long lists of ac?complishments behind them.

A tasty lunch and public transportation costs are included.

Get details and register through tour organizer Daily Acts.

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