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Nicole F.

Location:

Amherst, MA

Member since:

June 30, 2014

What interests you about this group?

For two years, many members participated in a rental housing co-op which also held a drop-in center for Manos members.

Have you lived in a co-housing or intentional community? If so, what was your experience like?

Just cooking together was a Godsend for many, those that lived in the home, and those that came just for the social interchange and/or food. We would like to cooperatively buy a home this time around.

Would you be in a position to invest in a new co-housing group? If so, within what time frame? (next year, next 5 years, etc.)

One of our subsidiaries, Fronteras Communes, a bi-lingual zine and nascent cooperative business published bi-yearly, goes to print at the end of this month and will be available in Berkshires and for the first time -Pioneer Valley. It is extremely artistic, focusing on local art, poetry, but commentary focuses on social justice issues and green and sustainable living! It is funded by the Markham Nathan Fund. This one is dedicated to Women. I could send you an on-line copy. If you would like to advertise or insert more info about co-op housing, we would love to include it! My email is [masked] and our Fronteras Comunes Zine email is [masked]!

What features would your ideal co-housing community include? (community events, shared gardening, etc.)

Our community house included Madre Gardenia, a community garden. Community garden is a must :)

Introduction

I work for Manos Unidas Multicultural Educational Cooperative. We have many members interested in living in a cooperative housing situation.


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