Blue Moon Cooperative
South Strafford, Vermont, United States
- Last updated: February 12, 2016 (1 year ago)
- Listing created on: September 21, 2004
Food, woods work, and laughter.
- Type(s): Cohousing (individual homes within group owned property)
- Programs & Activities: Neighborhood, Community Housing, or Homeowner’s Association
- Location: Rural
- Decision Making: Consensus (everyone agrees)
- Identified Leader: No
- Leadership Core Group: No
- Additional Comments:
We’re staunch about consensus process in all cases.
- Dues, Fees, or Shared Expenses: Yes
- Shared Income: None
- Required Labor Contribution: No
- Additional Comments:
We share overhead expenses: three buildings; plowing, logging, and mowing expenses.
Not seeking new members.
We generally share labor but without specific obligations – just opportunities.
$1,000 cooperative membership.
Monthly overhead and equity payment, with equity refundable in event of departure., the latter refundable in event of departure
- Energy Infrastructure: We use both systems.
- Current renewable energy generation: Almost All, around 90%
- Energy sources: Solar, Wind, Clean Energy from the Grid
- Planned renewable energy generation: 100%
- Current food produced: Up to 25%
- Planned food produced: Between 26-49%
- Food produced locally: From 50-75%
- Common Facilities: Garden(s), Vehicle Share, Library, Outbuilding(s), Swimming pond or pool, Tractor & Farm Equipment, Stage or Auditorium, Fire pit, Swingsets & play areas, Internet
- Internet Available: Yes, individuals provide it
- Internet Fast?: Yes, it’s fine.
- Cell Phone Service: Not good for most people.
- Shared meals: 1-3 times per month
- Dietary Practice: Omnivorous (plants and animals), Local (food sourced within 150 miles), Organic (no pesticides or synthetic fertilizers), GMO Free (only non-genetically modified organisms), Mostly Vegetarian
- Dietary Choice or Restrictions: No – people may eat however they wish.
- Special Diets OK: Yes
- Alcohol Use: Yes, used occasionally.
- Common Spiritual Practice(s): Not a particularly spiritual or religious community, Humanist
- Education Style(s): Private School off the property, Public Schooling
- Healthcare Options: Up to each family or individual
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Cooperative neighborhood, forest stewardship.