Our Vision & Values

A Vibrant, Dynamic and Sharing Community

We aim to be an active and generous group, sharing our lives as we share both the little things -- a cup of sugar, a book, a hug -- and the big things -- our time, space, chores, and celebrations.

A Green, Lasting Community

In creating and recreating our community, we intend to make decisions that are practical and ecological now, and for the long-term. We hope to create a lasting community, with well designed and well cared-for buildings and grounds, and with good policy and interconnected members.

A Diverse and Inclusive Community

We strive to welcome, respect, and support diversity: for example, age, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, ability/disability, political persuasion, educational philosophy, family structure and financial status.

A Community of Many Voices

Our goal is to make decisions collaboratively, valuing each individual’s viewpoint. We have agreed to make a good-faith effort to resolve conflicts as they arise. We endeavor to practice emotional intelligence and to be receptive to new ideas.

A Supportive and Healthy Community:

As individuals, we each conceptualize well-being differently. We want this to be a place where our various levels of health - however we conceive of it - are supported. We support each other in pursuing physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial wellness, and practice appreciation and generosity whenever we can.