Last updated: January 13, 2010 (5 years ago)
Listing created on: January 12, 2005


(Berkeley, California, United States)

  • Status: Re-forming
  • Formed: 1994  Established: 1994
  • Visitors accepted: Yes
  • Open to new Members: Yes
  • Website address:
  • Contact Name: SW
  • Phone: 510-665-5942
  • Address:
    2124 bonar st
    Berkeley, California, 94702
    United States
  • This Community is Re-forming

    ecovillage diggers, no-lord

  • Visitor Process

    Visitors accepted: Yes
    Email and call.

  • Membership Process

    Open to new Members: Yes
    not recommended for longer than 1-2 years until we get land

Mission Statement:

sustainable landreform

Community Description:

Greenplan is a longterm plan to establish the best practical organizational/legal structure for enabling sustainable tribal ICs worldwide. We must provide better/best living alternatives, better than capitalist/private ownership.
The current immediate project is the “orchard house” in Berkeley, CA, which has been landscaped as an urban farm in an excellent SF Bay area transit-friendly location. This could be perfect for establishing an inter-community “community economy”-hour based economic system to help get away from capitalism.
Orchard house is organizing similar to a student co-op with high turnover, to also host meetings and publicity events for other sustainable ecovillage projects. This can create a conduit for 100s+ students to get involved with rural ICs.
This Jan. is an EXCELLENT time to come help encourage new members (like students) to join the effort, and the project also needs a rural location to start planting orchards, temporary investors for this property, construction skills, film-makers, etc. etc.
Besides sustainable living and freedom from exploitation worldwide, priorities also include preparing for emics/disasters, music, skiing, freedom, freedom from poisons/poisonous behavior, health.


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

Social Factors

  • Common Spiritual Practice(s): Ecumenical (includes “all religions”)


  • Decision Making: Other
  • Identified Leader: No
  • Leadership Core Group: No
  • Additional Comments: The GOAL is to prevent authoritarian leaders or dominators

    each project normally has a core.

    majority or consensus for type of decision

Land and Buildings

  • Housing Provided: No, we are a different type of community.
  • Area: 0 acres

Labor and Money

  • Shared Income: Members have completely independent finances
  • Shared Expenses: Little or no share of expenses
  • Required Labor contribution: 0
  • Join Fee: 0
  • Regular Fee: 0
  • Additional Comments: not usually

    house chores, or depending on project

    security deposit

    usually if you live here, as a rent alternative


  • Dietary Practice: Mostly Vegan
  • Additional comments: usually most dinners

    lots (for a city)

    dinners & main kitchen are cruelty-free (vegan)


    undecided (lots of tree fruit available for brewing though)

    not really welcome


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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.