Last updated: August 11, 2014 (3 months ago)
Listing created on: November 8, 2012

Aponi Gardens

(Tyler County, Texas, United States)

  • Status: Forming
  • Formed: 2012
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
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  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Send me an email describing yourself: your interest, hobbies, aspirations, goals, experiences, what social issues are most important to you, what you have to offer our community and enterprises, what your ideal ecovillage would be like, what types of things you find intolerable, what types of chores you are not willing to do, what types of chores you enjoy doing, your overall perspective of life on Earth or Creation.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

    The current conditions are best for someone who has their own off grid and fully self contained RV, but we will also consider experienced primitive campers who have their own mode of transportation, gear, and supplies. Otherwise, be able to dump in the woods as does the bear, holy man, or be able to use a composting toilet, and shower out of doors.

Mission Statement:

The Aponi Gardens ecovillage aspires to become fully self sufficient and live in balance with Nature.

Community Description:

Aponi Gardens is an eco-village, currently in the formation stage, that aspires to live a holistic lifestyle from organic gardening and community enterprises.

I am a life long naturalist that currently owns 12 acres of very biologically diverse land in rural East Texas and a separate small recreational lot in a rural type area that is very close to upscale urban/suburban communities. I am looking for honest, like minded individuals to partner with and build an intentional community and eco-village.

Here are some of my interest: organic gardening, wildlife gardening, foraging, mycology, animal husbandry, holistic living, aquaculture, food forest, and permaculture.

We currently have electricity, phone, internet, and sufficient rain water catchments.

The current conditions are best for someone who has their own off grid, off road, and fully self contained RV, tiny home, but we will also consider experienced primitive campers who have their own mode of transportation, gear, and supplies.



  • Adult Members: 1
  • Percent Women: 0%
  • Percent Men: 100%
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Eclectic (integrates multiple religious or spiritual beliefs), Christian, Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, Wiccan, Protestant, Lutheran, Quaker, Sufi, Native American, Paganism or Earth Religions, Mixed Eastern Philosophy or Practice, Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Bahai, Agnostic, Humanist, Jedi, Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual
  • Healthcare Style(s): Up to each individual


  • Decision Making: By a Community Leader
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: still forming

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Not yet, we aspire to do so.
  • Location: Rural
  • Area: 12.9 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current renewable energy generation: 0%, or close to 0%
  • Planned renewable energy generation: Determined by Individuals or Households.
  • Energy sources: Connected to the Grid
  • Additional Comments: The Aponi Gardens Ecovillage is currently under construction and is in the forming stages.

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Partial share of expenses
  • Open to members with existing debt: Yes
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: Yes and No depending on your position or membership arrangement.


  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Planned food produced: 100%
  • Food produced locally: Almost All, up to 90%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 100 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Vegetarian (no animal meat; dairy and eggs okay), Mostly Vegetarian, Vegan (plants only, no animal products), Mostly Vegan, Opportunivore (dumpster diving, nature harvesting, etc.), Raw or Mostly Raw, Kosher, Other
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used occasionally.

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We happily link to the following organizations, all of whom share our strong commitment to promoting community and a more cooperative world:
Cohousing The Federation of Egalitarian Communities - Communes Coop Community Cooperative Sustainable Intentional North American Students of Cooperation Global Ecovillage Network
Special thanks to the sponsors of our Art of Community Events.