Last updated: November 3, 2013 (5 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
  • Address:

    Tyler County, Texas, 75979
    United States

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes

Mission Statement:

Organic gardening and Nature

Community Description:

Aponi Gardens is an eco-village that aspires to live a holistic lifestyle from organic gardening and community enterprises. Aponi is a Native American word for butterfly.

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.

The $250 per person membership application fee comes with a one month trial period to assess compatibility. The $250 sum is for people who have there own vehicle. $250 fee does not cover water, food, but Wi-Fi is available.

Currently, we do not have running water. Water is hauled in and rain water is collected.

Current conditions are probably best for someone who has their own RV.

Population

  • Adult Members: 1
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Other
  • Education Style(s): Up to each individual

Government

  • Decision Making: Democracy (majority rule)
  • Identified Leader: Yes
  • Additional Comments: still forming

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: Yes, for all or most members.
  • Location: Rural, Rural
  • Area: 12.9 acres
  • Land owned by: Individual community member(s)
  • Current number of residences: 3
  • Additional Comments: currently under construction

Labor and Money

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

    $250

    Yes and No depending on your position or membership arrangement.

Diet

  • Shared meals: Approximately all dinners
  • Current food produced: From 50-75%
  • Dietary Choice or Restrictions: Not at all important – people may eat however they individually choose.
  • Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals)
  • Alcohol Use: Yes, used often.
  • Tobacco Use: Yes, used seldomly, or ceremoniously.

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Fair Housing Laws

Housing in our community is incidental to employment and therefore fair housing laws do not apply (though employment discrimination laws may).

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.