The nice folks at Walnut Street Co-op, near the UO and Hendricks Park, have invited us to share dinner with them. Bring a vegetarian dish to share, and come get a closer look at co-op living.
Walnut Street Co-op is a social-change-oriented cooperative household. In September 2000 we moved into a large, rambling house together, seeking to build community. Three years later we formed a legal co-op, funding the project with many small loans from like-minded individuals.
As housemates, we eat dinner together, share chores, attend house meetings and work parties, and have a basic commitment to resolve conflicts. We trust that each person holds a piece of the truth, and we are committed to deep listening with each other. Over time we’re finding that our friendships are deepening and a shared vision is emerging based on creating shifts in society toward dialogue, deliberation, and integration of diverse viewpoints.
Co-op resident Emily says:
We are multi-generational at present; our ages range from 23 to 72. The dominant age groups fluctuate over time depending on who's in the house, but we generally have a pretty good diversity of people here.
You can join us at 6:15, and we can give you a tour before starting dinner around 6:30. I have added this to our calendar and let our members know. We'll have cards for you to note if the dish contains gluten, dairy, etc.
Transit: The Co-op is conveniently located a few blocks from the EmX Walnut Station. For the EmX schedule (it runs every 15 mins), click the Sunday tab here: https://www.ltd.org/system-map/route_103